Two human skeletons have been found underneath paving slabs in a garden in Huntingdon.

Police were called at around 9.15am today (Tuesday) and forensics teams arrived to investigate the remains at the house on Castle Moat Road, just off the ring road.

The skeletons are believed to be of a man and a woman and were taken away by police, although the skulls have not been found.

Claire Wheeler, who owns the house, said: “It was a bit of a shock. We were digging the foundations for a new conservatory and then we found these human remains.”

The two skeletons were found by their groundskeeper, Graham, who was digging close to the house when he found the remains.

“He was totally shocked. He's been doing this for about 30 or 40 years and I don't think he has ever come across something like this. Animal bones maybe, but never human remains.”

Mrs Wheeler, who lives in the house next door, was preparing the house for her parents to move into, which included building a new extension.

She was told that work is not allowed to proceed on the extension until further notice.

Mrs Wheeler added: “They haven't found the skulls yet, which is a little bit worrying.”

Police left at around 5.10pm and a forensic report will detail how old the bones are, although Mrs Wheeler said it is believed they were around 150 years old.