Police investigate claim of ‘human skeleton’ at Brighton building site

An excavation is taking place at a building site in Brighton to determine whether any human remains are located there.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 2:41 pm
A planned excavation is underway at Anston House in Brighton

Police confirmed they were carrying out a planned excavation at Anston House in Preston Road.

It was part of an investigation into an historic claim that part of a human skeleton was present at the site when the building was erected in the 1960s, police said.

“Officers will attend to determine whether there are remains there, and if so, will work with specialists to analyse the bones to determine their age and whether there are any suspicious circumstances,” said police.

A planned excavation is underway at Anston House in Brighton

“Following the police excavation, there is a planned archaeological dig at the site and members of the public will not have access for a number of days.

“Thank you to the public for their patience and understanding while this work is being carried out.”

Anston House, which was demolished earlier this year, was frequently dubbed ‘Brighton’s ugliest building’.

A planned excavation is underway at Anston House in Brighton
A planned excavation is underway at Anston House in Brighton
A planned excavation is underway at Anston House in Brighton
A planned excavation is underway at Anston House in Brighton
A planned excavation is underway at Anston House in Brighton