Bereaved family members were shocked to find unburied bones strewn about a cemetery.

The bones – believed to be human - were discovered by a friend of Baroness Meral Hussein–Ece while visiting the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot part of Tottenham Park Cemetery in Edmonton on August 29.

This is not the first time human remains were found on the ground in the graveyard.

A human jawbone and vertebra were found in May and in 2015 visitors found bones during a community clean-up event.

Baroness Hussein–Ece said: “People have been finding human remains in the graveyard and it’s not something we expect to see.

“My family are buried there, everyone in the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot community knows someone who is buried there.

“All we want is the cemetery to be run properly.

“It’s shocking - you don’t expect to be stepping over human remains.”

The discovery in 2015 of bones in a derelict chapel prompted a petition calling on cemetery owner Badgehurst to clean up and improve the burial ground.

The Friends of Tottenham Park Cemetery was formed shortly after the discovery in 2015 out of the anger over the upkeep of the cemetery.

The group says the graveyard was often left open all day and night and that vegetation was not cut back, with trees leaning dangerously.

Baroness Hussein–Ece said: “Private burial grounds such as this should come under the same legal framework as those run by council and churches.

“It seems there is a loophole for private cemeteries where they can do exactly as they please.”

The Metropolitan Police say the bones have been taken for examination to confirm whether they are human.

The Tottenham Independent was unable to contact Badgehurst for a response.