Shafi v HM Senior Coroner For East London

Coroner – Inquest. The claimant applied to quash the inquest into her son's death in a Dubai prison in which the medical cause of death was described as 'unascertained'. The Divisional Court, in allowing the application, held that there had been an insufficiency of inquiry, as the coroner had failed to seek the attendance, whether in person or by video link, of relevant witnesses from Dubai. Accordingly, it was necessary and desirable in the interests of justice that another investigation and inquest should be held.

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