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Police retained tissue without relatives' knowledge

More than a hundred families across the west of England are being contacted by police to tell them their loved ones were buried, missing some of their body parts.

Avon and Somerset Police legally kept the organs and tissues of victims of serious crimes, including murder, to help with future investigations.

The announcement follows a nationwide audit ordered by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Dickon Hooper reports.

  • 27 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK