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

Police have raided three funeral homes across Hull and the 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 the 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 Majesty's Coroner, Hull City Council and East Riding Council to establish the facts."

Asking people to "refrain from speculation" about what may have happened, DCS Gawthorpe said: "At the core of this investigation will potentially be heartbroken and devastated families and loved ones."

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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 a family-run business established in 2010.