A long-running inquiry into how people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood will not hear any more evidence.

Lord Penrose will not take any more oral evidence from witnesses, arguing such a move would "inevitably" hold up the completion of his report.

Hundreds of people in Scotland were given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Patients and relatives of those affected had made a submission for five expert witnesses to be called or re-called to give further evidence. The inquiry's final report is due next year.