Thomas’ Inquest is to be held in Sheffield, early November, nearly six years after his death, to last four weeks, with a Jury, a Jury, being exceptional for anyone like Thomas, dying under a deprivation of liberty, and by a new Coroner.
An Inquest per se, is also exceptional, as most deaths in State care, are now certified as from ‘natural causes’, by newly created ‘medical examiners’.
No central record of their deaths is even kept, and there is no right to even an independent investigation, or jury in an inquest, unlike into prison deaths.
For the disabled ‘natural causes’, appears the norm, Thomas was certified from ‘downs syndrome and hypoxia.’
His family representation, is also exceptional because of their own crowdfunding, no legal aid being available.
And essential Orders from a Coronors, like a toxicology report in Thomas’ Autopsy had to be paid by his mother, via…
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