April 18, 2003

WHO THE HELL would cover

WHO THE HELL would cover a corpse with bacon?

Islamic organisations and family members today told of their horror at the discovery of the body of a Muslim woman in a hospital mortuary covered with rashers of bacon.

The Metropolitan police's racial crime task force is investigating the desecration of the body of the 65-year-old grandmother, who had died from cancer, at Hillingdon hospital in west London.

The crime was discovered as staff arranged for the body to be viewed by family members.

Forensic experts have also examined the bacon and the gown the woman was wearing.

Although the Guardian doesn't say, the violation happened two months ago. Strange that a story this troubling and weird was kept quiet for so long.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 18, 2003 10:31 PM