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Workmen Repairing Gas Leak in York Dig Up Ancient Skull


5:54pm 30th October 2014
(Updated 6:16pm 30th October 2014)

Workmen dealing with a gas leak in York have unearthed an ancient skull.

Engineers from Northern Gas Networks has to dig below a leaking gas main next to the cemetery on Bishop Hill Senior when they found the skull at 4.34pm this afternoon.

Their repairs were stopped temporarily so police could investigate.

Archaeologists have told North Yorkshire Police the skull is historic and has been there for centuries.

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