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Police investigating after bones discovered at Edinburgh Uni student halls


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Police are investigating after bones were found in the grounds of a halls of residence at the University of Edinburgh. 

The bones are believed to be human, according to Sky News, and have been sent for formal identification by forensics.

This rather grisly discovery was un-earthed on Wednesday afternoon (26 September) at Pollock Halls, which is home to 1900 students and is made up of nine seperate houses. 

"Pollock Halls Of Residence" by Kim Traynor licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0  

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "At around 2.50pm on Wednesday 26 September, police in Edinburgh received a report of bones being found within the grounds of Pollock Halls.

The entrance to the halls remains taped off. It is not known what impact this has had on students who are remaining in residence. 

A spokesperson for the University of Edinburgh said: "This matter is in the early stages. Our priority is to work closely with police and provide them with every assistance in their investigations."

Inquries into what the bones are and why there were in the grounds is ongoing. 

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