Man, 46, and woman, 23, are arrested in funeral home investigation as 34 BODIES are removed

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Police have arrested a man and a woman in connection with an investigation into a funeral directors following reports of ‘concerns for care of the deceased’.

As it is

A 46-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of prevention of a lawful and decent burial, fraud by false representation and fraud by abuse of position, Humberside Police have said.

What Has Happened?

This comes after 34 bodies were removed from the premises and taken to the mortuary in Hull.

Humberside Police are investigating Legacy Independent Funeral Directors after a report over concerns about ‘storage and management processes relating to care of the deceased’. 

There is still a police presence with cordons at the company’s three branches in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

What Investigation Reveals

Assistant Chief Constable Thom McLoughlin said: ‘We can confirm that a man, aged 46 and a woman, aged 23 have been arrested on suspicion of prevention of a lawful and decent burial, fraud by false representation and fraud by abuse of position and remain in police custody at this time.

‘As part of our investigation, as of today (Sunday 10 March), we can confirm 34 deceased people have now been respectfully transported from Legacy Funeral Directors based on Hessle Road to the mortuary in Hull for formal identification procedures to take place.’

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The investigation began after reports on Wednesday, March 6 expressing concern about the storage and management of the deceased in three branches of Legacy Independent Funeral Directors. 

As part of the investigation, teams of highly skilled detectives and specially trained staff from Humberside Police have been investigating. 

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