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Legal action taken over baby ashes at Hazlehead Crematorium in Aberdeen

Chapel of Remembrance Aberdeen Crematorium Image copyright Stanley Howe
Image caption Aberdeen's Hazlehead Crematorium is the focus of the action

Parents alleging the wrongful disposal of baby ashes in Aberdeen are taking legal action against the city council at the Court of Session.

BBC Scotland revealed last year that no ashes had been offered to the families of infants cremated at Hazlehead Crematorium over a five-year period.

The council found no wrongdoing.

Lindsay Bruce, of Thompsons Solicitors, said a number of parents had been left with no alternative other than to pursue matters through the courts.

An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said: "As these claims are now subject to court proceedings it would be inappropriate to comment."

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