Re HM Coroner County Durham and Darlington

Coroner – Inquest. The claimant senior coroner, with the fiat of the Attorney General, applied for an order to quash an inquisition into the death of the deceased and for an order that a fresh inquest be held. The claimant relied on fresh information, which might cast doubt upon his conclusion that the deceased intended to take his own life. The Divisional Court, in allowing the application, held that, as a result of the new facts and evidence, it was necessary and desirable in the interests of justice, under s 13(1) of the Coroners Act 1988, that another inquest should be held.

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