UK: Medical records found dumped near canal in Barrowford

Simone Yates reports:

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after hundreds of personal medical documents were found dumped beside a canal between Barrowford and Foulridge.

The confidential documents featured information about patients from across East Lancashire including names, addresses and whether they had HIV, syphillis or had suffered from a heart attack.

Pendle Denture Centre, in Market Square, Nelson, said it was investigating how the files had gone missing when the business relocated from its former base in Yorke Street, Burnley.

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