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Bones of 5 people dug up at home

THE REMAINS of up to five people have been found hidden behind a nursing home, police said last night.

Scientists led by Professor Bernard Knight, a Home Office pathologist, were called in after a number of bones were unearthed by workmen digging at the Amberley nursing home in Clarence Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

At first it was believed the bones were from three people and some animals. But yesterday it was established they were the remains of as many as five people, including an exceptionally large-built man.

Detective Superintendent Peter Shayle, who is leading the investigation into the find, said the bones may have formed part of an anatomical collection and appealed for help in learning more about the house, which has been a nursing home for 18 years.