Felixstowe beach bones alert: Expert says remains were from a gull

Bones found on Felixstowe beach.

Bones found on Felixstowe beach. - Credit: Archant

Police today said bones discovered on Felixstowe beach belonged to a gull and not a human.

An expert in anatomy and human identification was used to study the remains which were found yesterday in the area near the Spa Pavilion.

This morning a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Bones found on the beach at Felixstowe yesterday have now been identified as those of large bird.

“The bones were of some size, but experts have confirmed they are not human.”

Officers were called at 2.15pm yesterday by a member of the public.

A number of bones were recovered from the beach and sent for examination to determine whether or not they were human, and how old they may be.