May 15, 2008 / 4:45 PM / 12 years ago

More finds at Jersey children's home

A forensic expert examines the second cellar of the Haut de la Garenne Youth Hostel in Jersey March 28, 2008. The examination is part of an ongoing search of the underground chambers that have been discovered at the former care home in Jersey which is at the centre of a child abuse inquiry. REUTERS/Lewis Whyld/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Another child’s tooth and further bone fragments have been found during digging at a former Jersey children’s home at the centre of a long-running abuse inquiry, police said on Thursday.

It is the sixth tooth found at the Haut de la Garenne since work began on excavating the cellars earlier in the year.

Tests will be carried out to see whether the bone fragments are human or animal.

Detectives are still waiting for results on the other teeth, which include two milk teeth, and unidentified bone fragments, including a fragment of a child’s skull found earlier under a layer of concrete.

Police are investigating the former children’s home as part of an inquiry into abuse on Jersey between the 1950s and 2003.

Other discoveries at the building have included blood spots on a stone bathtub in an underground chamber which had been bricked up.

More than 160 people have contacted police saying they were abused at the house.

Reporting by Avril Ormsby; Editing by

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