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Pensioner arrested after reports of bones found on Blackstock Road

01 June, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

Hornsey Street waste transfer and recycling centre

A HOLLOWAY rubbish dump became a police scene after a pensioner was arrested on suspicion of preventing a lawful burial.

Officers were called to Blackstock Road on Monday morning to “possibly skeletal remains” found by a resident in the street.

Forensic scenes were set up at a home on the road, as well as at a refuse site in Edmonton and the Hornsey Street waste transfer and recycling centre.

A 78-year-old man was arrested but has been released under investigation.

Police were still investigating at the Holloway branch on Wednesday, but it had partially reopened.

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