Human skull washes up, pathologist investigating

Tatapouri, north of Gisborne. Photo: Stuff

A human skull has washed ashore near Gisborne.

The skull was found on the beach at Tatapouri, 14km north of Gisborne at 3.10pm on Tuesday.

Senior sergeant Andrew Knox says police were notified of the discovery and an on-call pathologist was called to assess the skull.

"It has been assessed by the pathologist of not being pre-European.

"Investigations are ongoing."

-Stuff/Marty Sharpe.




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