Police have cordoned off part of a Wiltshire churchyard to dig for what has been described as archaeological remains.

They say the cordon and tent will be in place at St Andrew’s Church in Collingbourne Ducis from Monday onwards.

A police spokesman said: "The work relates to an archaeological investigation of a site conducted at the request of Wiltshire Police.

"Relatives of those whose graves are nearby have been informed.

"This should not cause any disruption to the public, with the route remaining open for pedestrians."

The work is fairly close to the main entrance of the church. It is not yet known what the forensics investigators are searching for.

Officers at the scene remained tight-lipped and walked away when our reporter asked questions.