HomeWorkers find bones in playground at Clontarf Reserve, Middle Harbour

Workers find bones in playground at Clontarf Reserve, Middle Harbour

Workers digging up a kids playground in Sydney have made a grisly discovery, with a crime scene established and police now investigating.

A crime scene has been established after council workers reportedly discovered several small bones while digging at a popular children’s playground.

The discovery was made on Thursday afternoon by workers contracted by Northern Beaches Council to carry out an upgrade of the kids’ playground at Clontarf Reserve, near Clontarf Beach, on Sydney’s Middle Harbour.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the workers discovered small bones, but no skull or large bones were found.

It is not known if the remains are human.

The workers immediately contacted police to report the find, and a crime scene was established.

In a statement sent to news.com.au, police confirmed inquiries are continuing.

“Just after 12.15pm (Thursday 21 October 2021), police attended a construction site on Clontarf Beach at Clontarf after reports remains were located,” the statement reads.

“Officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended and a crime scene was established.

“The remains were seized by police and will undergo forensic examination to determine if they are human and their origin.”

Meanwhile, a bystander told the Manly Daily they witnessed police collecting evidence at the scene.

“The bones were put in those brown paper bags that police put evidence in,” the anonymous park user told the publication.

“Then all the work on the playground stopped for the rest of the day.”

Work at the park remains paused as the police investigation continues.

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