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Father 'will not sleep' until daughter's 'death' is investigated

A man who believes his daughter was stolen despite doctors telling him she was dead has been speaking for the first time.

Howard Appleby moved from Sunderland to Spain 25 years ago, where his wife Ruth had their first child.

He believes there's been a cover-up and his daughter was sold by staff at the hospital in Madrid in 1992.

Howard Appleby
BBC

He said: "They will not investigate. And we will never sleep until it is properly investigated.

"It's not just our case, it's hundreds of other cases where they just will not investigate.

"I've got a funny feeling that whatever was buried it wasn't Rebecca. So where is she?"

The Applebys believe their baby was one of hundreds of thousands who were stolen by Spanish hospital staff over many years.

Their case has been taken up by the European Parliament.

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