Grave Robbers In The Midlands

Evidence of grave robbery has been discovered in the Black Country, after a 19th century burial ground was excavated in West Bromwich.

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Museums manager: People feared body-snatchers

Jane Hanney, the Museum Services Manager:

"It [the mortsafe] doesn't just tell us that people were fearful, but that people were actually doing something about it... that they were actually trying to protect the bodies of their loved ones and the people within their community so that they wouldn't be removed for medical purposes."

– Jane Hanney

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