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The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Amy Sharpe

HUN­DREDS of vic­tims of a breast im­plant scan­dal are still wait­ing for com­pen­sa­tion – five years on.

As many as 300 women who had the dan­ger­ous PIP im­plants are thought to be await­ing £2,660 pay­outs.

Ger­man com­pany TUV Rhein­land pledged to pay the cash in Jan­uary fol­low­ing a long trial after the scan­dal was ex­posed in 2012.

At least 47,000 women had im­plants, con­tain­ing in­dus­trial grade chem­i­cals.

“Some have had com­pen­sa­tion but 300 of us haven’t,” said mum Sarah Dut­son, 34, of Sun­der­land.

She has joined oth­ers in a Face­book group.

“Some in the group had rup­tured breasts be­cause of the im­plants and their lives were in dan­ger,” she said.

TUV Rhein­land was not avail­able for com­ment.

DAN­GER­OUS: An im­plant

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