'Dead body' PCs reinstated

Two police constables sacked for failing to notice the dead body of a woman in an upturned car have been reinstated by order of Michael Howard, Home Secretary.

Shaun Timmins and Robert McGee put a "police aware" notice on the car but did not spot an arm hanging out. The dead woman, Sally London, crashed on a bend in Ridgmont, Bedfordshire.

The constables were sacked after admitting neglect of duty. Mr Howard said dismissal was too severe under the circumstances and substituted fines.

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