A skull found on a North Lanarkshire street has been confirmed as human remains.
The discovery was made by a member of the public on Bellshill Road, Motherwell, at around 5.30am on Friday.
Originally, police said they were unsure if the object was fake or a piece of missing memorabilia.
Following officers’ enquiries, the skull has been established as that of a human. Enquiries also suggest the skull had been prepared for historic, medical or teaching purposes.
Police are continuing to investigate to determine where the skull came from and how it came to be found on Bellshill Road.
However, officers said there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the discovery.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 5.30am on Friday, April 15, police were called to Bellshill Road in Motherwell, after a member of the public discovered what appeared to be a skull.
“Following enquiries it has been confirmed as human remains. Enquiries are ongoing, however there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.”