Dinner link to CJD sufferers

11th March 2005 at 00:00
Three Welsh victims of CJD, the human version of mad cow disease, all ate the same beef as part of their school dinners. Schoolboy Richard Roberts, 18, potter Marianne Harvey, 25, and musician Richard Cole, 30, lived within 12.5 miles of each other in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The three attended two schools supplied by an abattoir where high-quality meat for school dinners could have become infected by meat from older animals processed at the same site, an inquiry has concluded.

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