Police kept children's body parts without informing parents

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Significant body parts from almost 90 children were kept by police often without informing parents, a BBC investigation has found.

A national audit in 2012 found police forces had kept almost 500 body parts from cases dating back to the 1960s.

In one, the brain of a child from Dorset was kept for 13 years. The mother was only told during a visit from police carrying out the audit.

Dorset Police said it would not comment on individual cases.

Dickon Hooper reports.

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