Sculptor charged over body parts

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A tutor at the Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture has been accused of stealing human body parts for use in his sculpture exhibits, Scotland Yard revealed yesterday.

Anthony-Noel Kelly, 41, of Brixton, south London, who is a cousin of the Duke of Norfolk, is charged with the theft of anatomical parts from bodies donated to the Royal College of Surgeons for medical research. The thefts are alleged to have taken place from June 1991 to November 1994. Mr Kelly and his co-accused, Niel Lindsay, a 24-year-old former mortuary assistant at the college, will appear before Horseferry Road magistrates' court in central London on 15 August. A Metropolitan Police investigation into the sculptor's activities was launched in April after concerns were raised by Dr Laurence Martin, Her Majesty's Inspector of Anatomy. A former butcher and abattoir worker, Mr Kelly is alleged to have used the body parts to create casts for anatomically correct silver-coated models.