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Teesside inquests report

Recommendations into how the coroner's service on Teesside could be improved will be looked at today. The council is expected to publish a report that aims to reduce how long families wait for inquests.

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Full report: Teesside coroner's office investigated

A panel investigating the coroner's service on Teesside has said that grieving families must be told how their loved ones died as quickly as possible.

Eighty per cent of inquests there take longer than the national average.

Up to three hundred families are being kept waiting at any one time.

The panel says the coroner, Michael Sheffield - and Cleveland Police - should recognise the failings, and act upon them.

You can watch the full report from Frances Read below:

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