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Police in Northern Ireland apologise over kept body parts

Police in Northern Ireland have apologised for any distress caused to families following the revelation the PSNI kept body parts and tissue samples in 64 cases of suspicious and unexplained deaths.

The cases, including some connected to the Troubles, were revealed as part of an audit of police forces in England Wales and Northern Ireland.

They say they acted within the law but admitted relatives should have been informed.

Mark Simpson reports.

Apology over 'body parts trauma'

  • 16 May 2012
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