Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Council to fund memorial to remember infants of baby ashes scandal

Nearly 60 families were affected between 1996 and 2013. Credit: ITV News

Shropshire County Council has agreed to fund a memorial to remember infants of the baby ashes scandal in Shrewsbury.

In 2015, an inquiry into infant cremations at the Emstrey Crematorium found the ashes of more than 50 babies were not returned to their grieving parents.

The report, commissioned by Shropshire Council, found nearly 60 families were affected between 1996 and 2013.

This was because of the "equipment and techniques" employed in the crematorium during that time.

Since then the council has continued to work with Action for Ashes, the support group representing the parents of the children.

In July, the council was approached by two of the parents and they have agreed to fund a memorial, led by the parents, for all of the children.