Parents sue over disposal of child remains

By Alison Campsie

Published: 08/02/2014

Five parents who say Aberdeen City Council disposed of their babies’ ashes without their consent are suing the local authority for thousands of pounds in the first cases of their kind in Scotland.

Three mothers and two fathers have launched actions at the Court of Session in Edinburgh amid claims that the remains of their infants were scattered or buried without them ever knowing.

Janice Guild, of Kintore, Leeanne Evans, of Peterhead and Gillian Mellis, Paul Wells and Robin Leith, all of Aberdeen, have started their legal fight over the way their late children’s ashes were disposed of at Hazlehead Crematorium.

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