A skull and bones have been found in a cemetery in Manor Park and will be tested to see if they are human.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police have been at the scene since 9.14am this morning (April 8) after receiving a call reporting that remains had been found. 

The grim discovery was made inside the City of London Cemetery in Aldersbrook Road.

Forensics officials have been pictured at the scene, and a crime scene is in place cordoning off an area of the graveyard. 

Newham Recorder: The police cordon in place in the cemeteryThe police cordon in place in the cemetery (Image: Anonymous)The bones and skull have been sent away for analysis to determine whether or not they are human. 

Tests will also be run to confirm their age, and whether or not they are recent or historic. 

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Enquiries are ongoing into the incident. 

Newham Recorder: Forensics have been at the sceneForensics have been at the scene (Image: Anonymous)It is unclear where the bones and skull were found within the cemetery, which is believed to span 200 acres. 

The cemetery is owned by the City of London Corporation, who has been contacted for comment. 

We await confirmation of how long the cemetery will be restricted to the public for.