Essex

'Human jawbone' found near river at Rowhedge

The River Colne at Rowhedge Image copyright Malc McDonald/Geograph
Image caption A human jawbone was found near to the River Colne in Rowhedge

A jawbone, thought to be human, has been found near a river, police have said.

The discovery was made on Saturday afternoon in Rowhedge, near Colchester in Essex.

Essex Police said its "inquiries are ongoing".

"We were called at 14:35 GMT on Saturday 16 March with reports a jawbone, believed to be human, had been found along a river walk in Rowhedge," a spokesman said.

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