Police raid three funeral homes after ‘concern for the care of the deceased’

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Police have raided three funeral homes across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire following a report over “concern for care of the deceased”.

There are currently police cordons in place and officers in attendance at three locations being investigated, Humberside Police have said.

The report was received on Wednesday evening in relation to Legacy Independent Funeral Directors.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Gawthorpe said: “Whilst we are in the very early stages of our investigation, I completely understand this information will be of concern to a number of families and individuals who have lost loved ones and have utilised the services of this business.

“We have already been in contact with a number of people as part of our investigation and [are] working closely with His Majesties Coroner, Hull City Council and East Riding Council to establish the facts.”

Police have established a direct telephone line for anyone who is worried or wants to speak to them about Legacy Independent Funeral Directors.

The company’s website states that it is an independent, family-run business established in 2010.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.

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