17th December 2019
Fiona Canby represented the Mayor of London and Transport for London today at a Pre-Inquest Review in the fresh inquest into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah at Inner South London Coroners’ Court. Ella died from asthma aged 9.
The original inquest was held in September 2014. A new inquest has been ordered following receipt of new evidence from Professor Holgate suggesting that unlawful levels of air pollution contributed to Ella’s death. Other Interested Persons include the London Borough of Lewisham, Defra and DfT. A second PIR will take place on 8 April and the inquest is likely to be heard towards the end of 2020.