Christopher Alder death: Body mix-up claim probed

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  1. Very curious indeed!
  2. Really strange,,why after all this time?,,10 years and nobody checked?,,just how long does a body remain in the mortuary?....

    However if it is Christopher Alder then Forensics have moved on and maybe the case can be re-opened?....
  3. A pound to a penny they found him at the old Spring Street mortuary which was actively used until 2007 before a new one opened elsewhere.

    More on the story; Mortuary body mix-up investigation launched | This is Hull and East Riding
  4. Hi I am curious what Battalion he served with and what years?

    Would it be possible for the Regiment to give him a Military Funeral ? It's staggering not only the way he died but how the Police got away with it. Could you imagine what would have happend if it were five youths doing same in the street, all walking away scot free.
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  5. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    He was 2 Para, did six years and was on the Falklands gig back in 1982.
  6. Good guess.................but wrong=|

    He was 3 Para!
  7. LancePrivateJones

    LancePrivateJones LE Book Reviewer

    Thanks, it was from memory mind.

    Never been happy about what happened to him BTW.
  8. An interesting comment. Although Chris left in the early 80's, The Regiment might do that, but remember, the Family have already paid for the funeral. Unfortunately, it seems that the wrong person was buried then.
    So the City Mortuary/Health AuthorityFuneral Directors etc may be liable.

    However, saying all that, I'm sure that the Regiment, the PRA or the BAFC would be happy to get involved.
  9. This disgrace aside... what possible 'family reasons' would mean a body was left unburied for over 10 years? Didn't anyone in Hull Council think, actually 1 year is more than taking hte p1ss let's bury her with dignity.
  10. No........Nor have all the blokes who knew & had worked with him!
  11. The report stated that 'she' could only be buried on a Friday.

    Well there must have been about 500 Fridays since then! So someones arse needs kicking!
  12. What were t hey going to do to bury her (which has been postponed again) pour her in to the grave?
  13. The report also said for family reasons, probably whilst they saved up to repatriate her.