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Horror in Britain: Bodies of Covid victims claimed were sexually abused in morgue

2023-11-28T18:31:33.226Z

Highlights: David Fuller, 69, abused the corpses of at least 101 women and girls at Kent and Sussex Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital, before his arrest in December 2020. His victims ranged in age from nine to 100 years old. Fuller entered the morgue 444 times, 'unnoticed' and 'uncontrolled' The investigation concluded that the hospital's senior management was "aware of problems in the operation of the morgues since 2008" Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under investigation for his government's performance during the Covid pandemic.


An investigation showed that a man entered a hospital morgue near London 444 times, abusing the bodies of more than 100 women and girls.


When an independent inquiry into Covid in Britain shows the dysfunctions of Boris Johnson's government, ministers acknowledge that they did not want to close in the middle of the pandemic and current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was inclined to let everyone die of Covid to save the economy, now a sordid story emerges with the bodies in a British hospital morgue.

David Fuller was a 69-year-old Briton, convicted in 2021 of the murder of two women in 1987. He had also filmed himself abusing corpses in hospital morgues, more than 15 years before his arrest. An official investigation revealed egregious details and a profound lack of interest on the part of the authorities.

The heads of one of the hospitals where a double killer was able to abuse corpses for 15 years showed a "persistent lack of curiosity" during his crime, according to an investigation.

David Fuller, who was a maintenance worker, abused the corpses of at least 101 women and girls at Kent and Sussex Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital, before his arrest in December 2020. His victims ranged in age from nine to 100 years old.

The government launched an independent probe in 2021 to investigate how Fuller was able to carry out his crimes, undetected. The first phase of the investigation focused on his employer, Tunbridge Wells Hospital in the county of Kent, about an hour from London.

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under investigation for his government's performance during the Covid pandemic. Photo: AFP

Fuller entered the morgue 444 times, 'unnoticed' and 'uncontrolled'. The investigation concluded that the hospital's senior management was "aware of problems in the operation of the morgue since 2008."

The deceased were also left outside refrigerators overnight and during work hours.

The report also found that there were "serious flaws" at the hospital. Fuller could "offend without being detected" as long as standard procedures were not followed.

The investigation interviewed more than 200 witnesses and reviewed more than 3,700 documents.

Atrocities

Based on the evidence heard, the research team made 17 recommendations to "prevent similar atrocities" from happening again in a hospital.

Recommendations include:

• Non-mortuary staff and contractors must be accompanied when in the morgue.

• All regulatory standards must be met.

• Deceased persons should not be left out of refrigerators overnight or while maintenance is being performed.

• Only those with legitimate access can enter the morgue.

• CCTV cameras should be installed and footage checked regularly.

David Fuller, the man convicted of two murders and abusing hundreds of covid corpses. Photo: AP

• A record is kept of who accesses the morgue and how often.

• The Trustee Board should review governance structures

The official explanations

At a news conference in Westminster, central London, on Tuesday, the chairman of the inquiry, Sir Jonathan Michael, said: "The crimes Fuller committed were truly shocking and he will never get out of prison."

"Failures in management, governance, regulation, non-compliance with standard policies and procedures, along with a persistent lack of curiosity, contributed to the creation of the environment in which he was able to commit crimes, and to do so for 15 years, without ever being suspected or discovered," it ruled.

A Covid patient gets into an ambulance in London in July 2021. Photo: EFE

"Over the years, opportunities to question Fuller's employment practices were missed. He routinely worked beyond the contracted hours, performing tasks in the morgue that were not necessary or should not have been performed by someone with his chronic back problems. This was never properly questioned," the researcher said.

Sir Jonathan added that "the morgue staff were mostly unsupervised and left to fend for themselves." He said, "He frequently did not follow standard operating policies or procedures."

Fuller, 69, received a life sentence in December 2021 for the murders of Wendy Knell and Caroline Pierce in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in 1987. At the time of his sentencing in 2021, 78 of the mortuary victims had been identified.

But following Fuller's conviction, the Kent and Essex Major Crimes Directorate was able to identify a total of 101 victims. He was convicted again in December last year for further abuse of 23 corpses.

An examination of Fuller's computer hard drive at his home in Heathfield, East Sussex, revealed 818,051 images and 504 videos of his abuse, as well as evidence of his "persistent interest" in the rape, abuse and murder of women.

Former Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday at the Covid inquiry, he should have been "more direct", demanding swifter action, while apologising to heartbroken families for the government's mistakes.

However, he defended Boris Johnson's "gladiator decision-making", saying the former prime minister liked to watch arguments fight before making a decision. He denied that this led to constant cuts and policy changes. But he accepted that Johnson's style was "hard to accept" for some people.

Source: clarin

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