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Blood enquiry needs more witnesses

An enquiry, looking at how hundreds of people in Scotland were infected with HIV and hepatitis, has been told that it needs to speak to more witnesses.

During the 1970s and 80s it is believe that hundreds of patients received contaminated blood which has resulted in this serious professional negligence case. So far only 20 people have been called to give evidence and 160 submitted statements, but there is real debate over how many were actually infected. Solicitors feel that it’ important to accurately measure the scale of the contamination in order to be able to completely end the enquiry.

The enquiry has already taken four years; the judge, Lord Penrose will announce shortly whether he believes there should be more witnesses and is expected to give a final report next year.

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