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Sacked Aberdeen Royal Infirmary photos worker will not face charges

A member of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary nursing staff sacked after posing for pictures in underwear said to belong to a dead patient will not face charges.

James John Turner, a nursing auxiliary in an acute geriatric ward, lost his job after the Scottish Sun printed the photos.

But Police Scotland said their inquiries had found the clothing did not belong to patients on the ward.

The items had been removed temporarily from hospital supplies.

Det Insp Robert Dow said: "These allegations were of a distressing nature and it is only right that Police Scotland and NHS Grampian conducted inquiries into the circumstances.

"I want to reassure the public that there is no evidence so far to suggest any form of criminality."

A spokesman for NHS Grampian said Mr Turner was "let go as a result of our own investigation and that position hasn't changed".

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