Sculptor appears in court on human body-parts charge

A sculptor who teaches at the Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture appeared in court yesterday charged with stealing human body parts for use in his sculptures.

Anthony-Noel Kelly, 41, a cousin of the Duke of Norfolk, was remanded on unconditional bail at Horseferry Road magistrates' court. He has been charged under the 1994 Anatomy Act, which prohibits the use of body parts for anything other than medical research and orders that parts must be given a proper burial after three years. Mr Kelly, from Brixton, south London, was arrested in April following raids by police on addresses in West London and Kent. He did not speak during the five-minute hearing.

Neil Lindsay, 24, from South London, faces a similar charge. Both men have been bailed to return before magistrates on 26 September.