Christopher Alder: police to exhume body of woman buried in grave

The exhumation of a woman mistakenly buried in the grave of a former paratrooper will also disturb the remains of the ex-soldier’s niece, his family has warned.

Police are investigating how the blunder occurred after the body of Christopher Alder was discovered in a mortuary 11 years after his family thought they had buried him.

Alder, 37, choked to death while handcuffed and lying on the floor of a police station in Hull on 1 April 1998.

View All