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PIP breast implants: Executives begin trial for fraud

17 April 2013 Last updated at 09:48 BST

Five executives, from a company that was once one of the world's leading makers of breast implants, are due to face trial in France accused of aggravated fraud.

The firm, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) which exported tens of thousands of its products to more than 60 countries has now closed down.

The five executives are accused of putting thousands of women at risk by using cheap industrial silicone to fill their implants.

Julie Peacock reports.