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Cameron apologises to victims of contaminated blood scandal

Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.

The long-awaited findings of an inquiry into how people were given contaminated blood by the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s has been published.

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Campaigners demand apology after Penrose Inquiry report

Campaigners have demanded an apology after the conclusion of a formal inquiry into the contamination of blood in Scotland.

Bill Wright, of Haemophilia Scotland, called for an apology Credit: ITV News

There were angry shouts from the audience as the final report of the Penrose Inquiry was read out, followed by a speech from Bill Wright of charity Haemophilia Scotland, who said he was among those who had been infected.

This is by no means the end of the story.

When we read this, we were raging too. But there is some daylight we will try to offer you.

Put into context, this catastrophe is bigger than any transport, football stadium, bombing or shooting atrocity, or British disaster at sea.

The difference is that our fate was spread across Scotland and Britain over many years.

Today after 30 years of waiting, is not about broken processes. It is about broken lives. It is about the irresistible case for ministers and politicians to finally act.

Now is the time for an apology.

– Bill Wright, Haemophilia Scotland

Breaking down into tears at one point, Mr Wright said the report was the culmination of "decades of searching for the truth".

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