Builders employed by Mr and Mrs Tattersall on renovations to their property Blackbird Cottage, Little Street, Sulgrave yesterday (8th June) found what appeared to be the remains of a small baby, possibly hidden for a hundred years or more.
Northamptonshire Police are investigating and released the following statement:
Detective Chief Inspector Neil McMahon, senior investigating officer, said: “Police were yesterday (Tuesday 8 June) called to premises in Sulgrave. Builders renovating a cottage in the area had come across what appeared to be historic human remains. The remains are believed to be those of a baby, however further work will now take place with forensic experts to establish the approximate age, birth and death would have likely occurred. Preliminary enquiries suggest the remains may have been at the location for 100 years. The premises have been receiving extensive renovation and are currently unstable, this is restricting our ability to complete a thorough search at this time. It is anticipated that the premises will be made safe later this week, which will then allow us to complete a forensic search of where the body was found. One of the lines of enquiry will be to determine whether the death was natural or unnatural and the age of the body, which will help determine whether a criminal investigation will take place.”