Rogue journalists try to access mortuary

ROGUE journalists desperate for more information on the women's deaths have been trying to gain access to Ipswich Hospital's mortuary, it emerged today.

ROGUE journalists desperate for more information on the women's deaths have been trying to gain access to Ipswich Hospital's mortuary, it emerged today.

Security staff at the hospital had to escort members of the press out of the hospital on several occasions over the weekend after they were found in areas not normally used by the public.

On one occasion a journalist was spotted hanging around inside the hospital with a camera.

Jan Rowsell, hospital spokeswoman, said: “We had a couple of incidents over the weekend where people who were found not to be staff or patients, or there to visit patients, were found in inappropriate areas of the hospital.

“They were areas of the hospital that are only used by clinicians and specialist staff, not public areas.”

It is believed the reporters, who were members of the foreign media and not from any UK organisations, were trying to access the mortuary where post-mortems have been carried out on the bodies of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Paula Clenell, Annelie Alderton and Annette Nicholls.

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Ms Rowsell said: “One of the people who was seen loitering had a camera and we took immediate action and escorted them from the premises.

“We do have CCTV and were able to pick up the unusual activity on that.

“The message is that we are open to the public and everyone who needs to be here, but we cannot allow people to wander in to appropriate areas and we will be keeping a close eye out for anyone who appears to be in these areas.”

The police were not called to deal with the intruders as it was felt that the hospital staff could deal with it appropriately.

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