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An investigation has been launched after suspected human remains were found in "unexpected circumstances" at a cemetery.

The discovery was made by workers at Petersfield Cemetery,in Hampshire, at around 12pm on Friday (May 21).

Hampshire Police has launched a probe into it, with officers making inquiries.

Officers have sealed off a small area of the cemetery and set up two forensics tents at the scene.

A small mound of earth has also been taped off with police tape.

The police force said the remains had been found in "unexpected circumstances" at the site.

But it did not give further information into what this involved.

In a statement, a spokesman for the force said: "Police were called at midday on Friday 21 May by workers at Petersfield Cemetery who had discovered suspected human remains in unexpected circumstances.

"Officers are making enquiries."

The cemetery, which opened in 1857, is managed by East Hampshire District Council, according to the website FindAGrave.

The Daily Star has contacted East Hampshire District Council for comment.

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