A forensic examination has revealed that a skull found in a duck pond in Louth is from the Roman period.
Officers from Lincolnshire Police and a team of forensics attended the pond at Pear Tree Lane in Fulstow on 16 June following a report of the skull.
The skull was sent off for further examination. The results have now come back.
Detective inspector Richard Nethercott said: “The results tell us that the remains are not modern, and it is likely that this individual was alive during the Roman period, between AD 276 and 342.
“I would like to thank everyone who assisted with the investigation and thank the person who reported this to us.”
The skull will be transferred to a local archaeologist.