MORTUARY bosses have said changes made in the wake of the Emiliano Sala CCTV case should mean a security breach can’t happen again.

A judge described the contract between BCP Council, which owns Holly Tree Lodge mortuary in Boscombe, and Wiltshire-based firm Camera Security Services Ltd as “far from the tightest”.

As reported last week, Sherry Bray, 49, the director of the CCTV company, and her employee Christopher Ashford, 62, accessed footage of the procedure being conducted on Mr Sala.

Both have now been jailed for the offence.

Larry Austin, director for environment BCP Council, said: “All security cameras at the mortuary are now operated and monitored in-house by the council.

“This has been a dreadful incident for all involved, particularly for the families, and we are confident that as a result of the changes made no further security breach could happen again.”

Two workers formerly employed by Chippenham-based Camera Security Services were jailed last week after they admitted illegally watching the autopsy of professional footballer Mr Sala in February.

Argentinian striker Mr Sala was killed in a plane crash in January.

A photograph from his post-mortem, which was conducted at Holly Tree Lodge, began circulating online in the days after the autopsy.

Neither Bray nor Ashford took the image that was later posted to social media. However, both watched the autopsy on a number of occasions. Bray was said to have presided over a workplace where staff felt they could watch autopsies, while night shift worker Ashford had a ‘morbid fascination’ in forensic science, it was heard.

Swindon Crown Court heard the contract between the CCTV company and Bournemouth council did not set out explicitly that CCTV workers should not look at the cameras while autopsies were being conducted.

Judge Peter Crabtree said: “It does not appear that the latest contract with the company explicitly restricted the monitoring of the cameras within the forensic post-mortem room by the company.

“That, it seems to me, was an oversight, and I accept that you would not have been aware of the purpose of the cameras.”

Dr Basil Purdue, a Home Office pathologist who conducted Mr Sala’s post-mortem, described the fact the CCTV had been viewed as a flagrant breach of medical confidentiality and an insult to the families involved.