ARCHAEOLOGISTS were examining human remains yesterday that were uncovered by electricity company workers.

Two skeletons were discovered close to Holy Trinity Church in Micklegate, York, by NEDL staff who were excavating the road to carry out repairs.

The site is known to be archaeologically-sensitive and is featured in a manual which was recently circulated to utility companies by the city council.

But council archaeologist John Oxley said the company should have contacted him before the work started, and an archaeologist could have been on hand to record and examine any remains that were found.

He plans to write to NEDL to ask it to contact him in future if it plans to do any work in archaeologically-sensitive areas of the city.

The bones will be recorded and removed and, depending on what the experts find, they may undergo more tests before reburial.