all credits: ITV News
published: 3 November 2012
The sister of a former paratrooper who died in police custody 14 years ago has launched a legal battle after his body was left in a mortuary for 11 years. Christopher Alder was 37 when he died at Queens Gardens police station in Hull.
His sister Janet has fought for years for justice for her brother and last year a coroner ruled he was unlawfully killed. But in a tragic twist of events it then emerged a Nigerian woman’s body had been buried in his grave after a mix up at the city’s mortuary and his body was left in the morgue.
Now Janet is set to sue Hull City Council and Hull and East Yorkshire National Health Service Trust.