Archived Inquest stories

 
Published Wednesday February 13 2019
Jury finds systematic failings at HMP Bedford contributed to the death of Mark Vagnoni
Mark Vagnoni, 35, was found hanged in his cell at HMP Bedford, less than 15 minutes after being seen by a prison officer as he played with his bed sheet. He died two days later in hospital on 13 July 2016. On 4 October 2017 an inquest jury concluded that a number of serious failures and missed...
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Published Wednesday February 13 2019
Coroner calls for changes to treatment of child refugees
On 5 July 2017 the inquest into the death of child refugee Mohammed Hassan concluded with the Coroner making a prevention of future death report. Danny Friedman QC of Matrix Chambers, Kate Beattie of Doughty Street Chambers and Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy acted for Mohammed’s family.
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Published Wednesday February 13 2019
Jury finds serious failings following inquest into death of Caroline Hunt
On 25 May 2017 the inquest into Caroline Hunt, a prisoner at HMP Foston Hall concluded. The jury found many serious failings by prison staff, and these in part contributed to her self-inflicted death. Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy and Alison Gerry of Doughty Street Chambers act for Caroline’s...
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Published Wednesday February 13 2019
Damning inquest findings on police restraint death of Seni Lewis
Olaseni (‘Seni’) Lewis was 23 years old when he died following prolonged restraint by police officers at the Bethlem Royal Hospital on 31 August 2010. Seni’s family have called today for action from the CPS and the new Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. Raju Bhatt and Sophie Naftalin of...
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Published Thursday October 12 2017
Roundtable on Deaths in Custody Inquests
Tony Murphy of Bhatt Murphy is one of the speakers at a roundtable on deaths in custody inquests taking place at Matrix chambers on 22 June, chaired by Karon Monaghan QC.
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Bhatt Murphy contributes to Deepcut Review Read More
 
Jury finds serious failings following inquest into death of Caroline Hunt Read More
 
Damning inquest findings on police restraint death of Seni Lewis Read More
 
Inquest opens into the death of Olaseni Lewis Read More
 
Vulnerable teenager failed by prison system Read More
 
Justice for Amy Read More
 
No chages to be brought in the Lewis investigation Read More
 
Gross failings contributed to death Read More
 
Inquest opens into death of 15 year old Christopher Brennan Read More
 
Roundtable on Deaths in Custody Inquests Read More
 
Jury finds Priory's gross failings contributed to the death of 14 year Amy El-Keria Read More
 
Amy El-Keria deceased Read More
 
Jack Susianta inquest concludes Read More
 
Inquest Jury Criticises Police Failings Read More