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Widow speaks out as Blood Contamination Inquiry gets under way

Sandra Molyneux, from St Helens, lost her husband when he contracted HIV from tainted blood. Photo: ITV News.

Was there a cover-up over the deaths of thousands of people treated with contaminated blood products on the NHS?

An inquiry's opened into the deaths of at least 2,400 people after they were given blood products infected with hepatitis viruses and HIV.

It's a case that involves many people who had medical treatment in the North West in the 1970s and 80s.

Sandra Molyneux, from St Helens, lost her husband when he contracted HIV from tainted blood.

She hopes the inquiry will, at long last, get to the truth about how and why it happened.

At the hearing for us today was Kevin Ashford: