Slater and Gordon Solicitor in the Manchester office has been instructed by Hannah and Nathan Cotterill after they received a letter from Kirklees Council informing them that they should tidy the public grave in which their daughter was buried.
Hannah and Nathan’s baby girl Lily Rose was born prematurely and died shortly afterwards at Dewsbury Hospital the responsibility of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Hannah and Nathan had asked for their daughter to be cremated and were shocked to hear that their wishes had not been followed and that she had been buried in a mass grave.
We have referred this matter to the Human Tissue Authority to ask them to investigate and to consider whether an offence has been committed under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and if so to make a reference to the Director of Public Prosecutions. We have written to the Trust responsible given their apparent failure to adhere to guidelines and code of conduct of Human Tissue Authority, Royal College of Nursing, Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) and the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.
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