Neighbours react as police probe human bones found near Birmingham Airport

West Midlands Police launches an investigation as human bones were found in Marston Green in Solihull, near Birmingham Airport

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Adult human bones have been discovered by a residential street in Marston Green in Solihull - near Birmingham Airport

Forensic teams are investigating the disturbing find amid a police probe after officers were called out at around 5.30pm on Saturday (February 17) and confirmed that the remains belonged to an adult male. 

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The remains were found by a member of the public on a “patch of land” near Digby Drive. A local resident, who didn't want to be named, said: "It's a big shock. Things like this don't really happen in Marston Green, it's always been a nice area. The walkway where the bones were found is very popular in summer, this morning we wondered why police were here."

An area off Digby Drive in Marston Green, Birmingham, February 18, 2024, where West Midlands Police have been called to the area following the discovery of human bonesAn area off Digby Drive in Marston Green, Birmingham, February 18, 2024, where West Midlands Police have been called to the area following the discovery of human bones
An area off Digby Drive in Marston Green, Birmingham, February 18, 2024, where West Midlands Police have been called to the area following the discovery of human bones

Get a bespoke headline round-up, as well as breaking updates, when you sign up to BirminghamWorld’s free emails A narrow alley behind houses, which cost on average around £299,000, was cordoned off on Saturday. A blue forensic tent was erected at the scene which was guarded by two police vans and a police car.

A Solihull police spokesman said: “We were called to land off Digby Drive, Marston Green, at around 5.30pm yesterday after a member of the public discovered bones. They are those of an adult, and enquiries continue to identify the deceased. This will include specialist forensic tests which will take some time.”

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