Police have found 'human remains' at a Greenwich recycling centre.

Officers were called to Greenwich Reuse and Recycling Centre in Nathan Way on May 21 at around 11am.

Staff had reportedly found the remains and immediately called the police.

The Sun has quoted a source saying that a human jaw was found as well as some teeth and a leg bone.

Detectives have now confirmed that the find is not suspicious. 

A forensic assessment of the bones was made which confirmed that they were human.

Enquiries conducted with the contractor who deposited the waste established that the bones were part of the clearance of a former Doctor’s surgery that had been abandoned for around ten years.

Officers made contact with the surgery’s former Doctor who is now retired, and he confirmed that the bones had been used in his medical training in India, and he had brought them with him to the UK in the 1960s.