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Baby ashes report makes recommendations

The results of an inquiry into how a crematorium failed to return the ashes of dead babies to at least 60 bereaved parents have been published.

The inquiry followed a BBC investigation which discovered that Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury had returned the remains of just one baby, out of 30 cremated there since 2004.

David Jenkins, who led the independent inquiry, said there were several reasons why ''it became the norm'' that infant ashes were not recovered.

  • 01 Jun 2015
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