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19 November 2012, 06:37 | Updated: 19 November 2012, 06:48
Thames Valley Police is investigating after what are thought to be human bones were found after a fire on a boat in Oxford.
Police were called at around 11pm on Friday night after a report that a house boat, moored on the canal in Wolvercote near to the Peartree Roundabout, had been set on fire.
Det Ch Insp Andy Bird, leading the investigation, said:
"We have been working closely with the fire service to establish the full circumstances surrounding how the fire happened and now believe that the boat could have been alight at around 2am on Friday morning.
"The boat has been badly burnt by the fire and so it has been difficult for us to carry out our investigation. We have however found some bones on the boat which we believe to be human and are working hard to identify these further."