Ex-CQC official denies 'cover-up' claim

One of the senior former officials at the centre of allegations of a cover-up over baby deaths has denied ordering a critical report to be deleted.

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Police to spend three weeks examining CQC report

Cumbria Police says it will spend three weeks examining the CQC's report into the alleged cover-up into the deaths of mothers and babies at Furness General Hospital.

A statement by the force said:

Cumbria Constabulary is considering the content of the lengthy CQC report that was released last week. A dedicated team of detectives will examine the report in detail and decide whether any further action is required. We will keep the Metropolitan Police informed as appropriate.

We are committed to examining the report thoroughly, and it takes time to do this properly. We anticipate examining the report will take three weeks.

– Cumbria Police Statement

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