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Mortonhall crematorium baby ashes report 'damning'

Parents affected by the Mortonhall crematorium scandal were not told that ashes were left after their babies were cremated because it would have been "too distressing", a report has said.

Staff at the Edinburgh crematorium buried baby ashes in secret for decades.

The report, compiled for the City of Edinburgh Council, described the practice as a "great tragedy" that left some parents facing a "lifetime of uncertainty".

It contains 22 recommendations which will now be taken forward by the council and other relevant agencies.

Lorna Gordon reports from Edinburgh.

  • 30 Apr 2014
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