There are occasions when it is necessary for the RMP Special Investigations Branch to retain slides of forensic material from individuals killed on operations as part of their investigation - this is standard practice.
However, the RMP identified there were a small number of cases where this had been done without the correct processes being followed to inform families. It is thought there could be 60 forensic items, such as microscope slides, containing material from some individuals.
Investigations are being carried out urgently into this matter. "
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The body has not been formally identified but officers believe it is 40-year-old Dean Tate, who was reported missing two months ago.
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