Victims Commissioner Patricia McBride says victims are the priority after revelations of PSNI retaining body parts

May 16, 2012, 08:35 AM

The PSNI is facing heavy criticism today, after it was revealed that police here stored body parts and tissue for decades without notifying relatives. The samples and parts were retained in 67 suspicious and unexplained deaths - including Troubles cases. Police say they acted within the law, but senior politicians are voicing shock at the revelation. The body parts were retained between 1960 and 2005. The PSNI said they included significant items, which could include skulls and organs. Specially trained PSNI family liaison officers are now visiting families affected. #nolan #psni #victims #bodyparts