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Wrong body cremated

Two people have been sacked after the wrong body was cremated at a crematorium in Birtley.

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Full Report: Wrong body cremated

It has emerged that staff working for Co-Op Funeral care at Birtley in Gateshead mixed up bodies, and took the wrong one to a cremation service.

The mistake wasn't picked up until it was too late, and one family subsequently had to have a funeral without the body of their relative.

Two people have since been dismissed and a full investigation into the incident, which happened last month, is now underway.

Watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.

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