Pensioner dies after surgeons left swab inside his body for 13 YEARS

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Former lorry driver, Frank Hibbard, 69, from Luton, had an operation on his prostate in 2001 - but after years of battling agonising pain that baffled doctors, it wasn"t until 2014 that medics realised a swab had been left in his pelvis.

There was now a melon-sized cancerous mass attached to the swab and Frank needed emergency surgery - however he died just days before the surgery was due to take place.

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