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Fiona Canby is representing the Mayor of London and Transport for London at the Inquest into the death of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah starting today at London Inner South Coroner’s Court. Ella died aged 9 in 2013.
The Inquest will consider: (i) whether air pollution caused or contributed to Ella’s death; (ii) how air pollution levels were monitored at the time; (iii) the steps taken to reduce air pollution; and (iv) the information provided to the public about the level of air pollution, its dangers and ways to reduce exposure.
As well as Ella’s family, the other Interested Persons are the London Borough of Lewisham and central government (Defra, DfT and DHSC). The Inquest will be a partially remote hearing and is estimated to last 2 weeks.