HC Deb 28 November 1960 vol 631 cc4-5W
Lieut.-Colonel Cordeaux

asked the Minister of Health by whom, where, and under what circumstances, the body of the late Miss Ada Roberts, 4, Union Terrace, Nottingham, was raped and mutilated in hospital after death; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Powell

An indecency was committed by a porter in the mortuary of Nottingham General Hospital on the body of this woman whose death occurred before admission; there was no evidence of deliberate mutilation. The porter, who admitted the commission of the act, was summarily dismissed as soon as it came to the knowledge of the hospital authorities.