There is an updated version of this story: Human remains uncovered at Little Manly
Bones were discovered at the grassy area near the kiosk at Little Manly Beach earlier this afternoon, police have confirmed.
Police were called in when the bones were discovered by Council contractors undertaking construction works as part of upgrade works to the Little Manly precinct.
An archaeologist was called in to assess the age of the bones, which we understand led to a determination they were not recent.
The matter has since been referred to Northern Beaches Council to investigate.
We await a statement from Council but expect the process to involve forensics to determine whether or not the remains are human.
A similar incident occurred in October last year when remains were discovered during construction at a playground in Clontarf.
In this previous event police established a crime scene and took the remains away for forensic testing. Some weeks later it was revealed that the bones were “not human”, and the case was closed.
This article will be updated when more information becomes available from Council. A request for information has been lodged.