Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 68 (Mar)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Richards J

Representation Nicholas Blake QC and Leslie Thomas (instructed by Christian Fisher & Co) for the claimant.
  Paul Kilcoyne (instructed by Andrew Laycock, Hertfordshire) for the defendant.
  Duncan Macleod (instructed by Hertfordshire Force Legal Services Department) for the interested party.
Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002

Catchwords

Coroner - Inquest - Verdict - Lack of care - Police stopping deceased on suspicion of drugs offences - Deceased carrying drugs in his mouth - Package of drugs bursting - Police failing to call ambulance immediately - Coroner not leaving verdict of neglect to jury - Whether coroner in error.

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