A body has been exhumed from a graveyard on Tyneside, as part of a historic rape investigation.
The family gave permission for the exhumation, at St John's Cemetery, in Elswick, Newcastle.
They believe the wrong man was jailed for an attack, in Gateshead, in the 1980s - and that a deceased member of the family had been responsible.
A blue plastic sheet was erected around the area and forensic officers were on the scene dressed in white suits, helmets and masks.
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58-year-old Eric McKenna was jailed for raping two women on Tyneside in the 1980's. McKenna's sister sought the permission to have her late father's corpse exhumed, to see if he was the one responsible for the horrific sex attacks for which his son is currently serving a 23-year sentence.
McKenna of Arthurs Hill, Newcastle, was jailed at Newcastle Crown Court in March last year for attacks in 1983 and 1988.