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We were called to St Woolos cemetery, Bassaleg Road, Newport, at around 12.55pm on Thursday 29 September after fragments of bones were found in an area not designated for a burial plot.
Forensic examination of the bones has concluded and we’ve completed our investigation at the scene.
Superintendent Vicki Townsend said:
“While the results confirm the bones as human remains, we can confirm that this is no longer a criminal investigation.
“Officers have spoken to the next of kin who are receiving support from specialist officers.
“I understand that those with loved ones buried at the cemetery or residents living nearby may have had concerns about our presence at the site and the nature of our enquiries.
“I’d like to thank the communities in Newport for their support and understanding during this operation.
“We will be handing any further investigation at the cemetery over to Newport City Council.”
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