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IMAGES of a Portsmouth man who died from the human form of mad cow disease are on display as part of an exhibition.

Andrew Lord died of varient Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) aged 24, in 2007, and since then his mother Christine has campaigned for blood screening to prevent the recycling of blood infected with the disease.

Now her campaign forms part of the History is Now exhibition, which is on in the Southbank Centre in London.

Ms Lord said: ‘My Andrew’s voice is being heard loud and clear. The exhibition will be running for three months and Turner-nominated artist Roger Hirons was inspired by my Andrew’s story.

‘The artist has used images of Andrew and placards from my many demonstrations to illustrate the thousands who have been affected by human BSE and also the millions of us exposed to the deadly human form of mad cow disease.’

Artist Roger said while growing up he was terrified the food he was eating was going to give him human BSE.