Teenager charged after stolen 'human remains' discovered in garden

An investigation was launched after a human skull was reportedly stolen from St Nicholas Church in Aberdeen.

Teenager charged after stolen ‘human remains’ discovered in garden in Aberdeen © Google Maps 2023

A teenager has been arrested and charged after “human remains” were recovered from a garden in Aberdeen.

Officers confirmed an investigation was launched after a theft from St Nicholas Church, in the city’s Union Street.

It is believed a human skull was recovered from a garden in Heathryfold Place.

A 17-year-old male youth was arrested and charged in connection on Wednesday.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Following theft from a church in Union Street, Aberdeen, a 17-year-old man was arrested and charged on Wednesday, May 3.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”