The Shipman inquiry is taking out advertisements in national and local newspapers in a bid to trace relatives of former patients of serial killer Dr Harold Shipman.The GP from Hyde, Greater Manchester, is serving life for killing 15 women by injecting diamorphine.There are 152 cases in which Dr Shipman signed the medical certificate, but no other information is available, apart from the entry in the register of deaths.Relatives have been contacted in 70 of these cases, but there are no further details on 82 former patients.Advertisements have been taken in The Sun, the Daily Telegraph, the Manchester Evening News, the Tameside Advertiser and the Tameside Reporter.

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