The inquest into the death of James Atkinson began yesterday at Newcastle Coroner’s Court.
James, who grew up in Leeds, died suddenly on 10 July 2020 after ordering a takeaway pizza via the Deliveroo app from a Restaurant in Newcastle. James had a known peanut allergy, and it is believed he suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating pizza which was part of the order.
Four men have been found guilty of killing a teenage boy.
Mr Hassall K.C. appeared on behalf of the family at the inquest having represented the deceased’s brother in the criminal proceedings in 2021. The trial was halted by the Recorder of York His Honour Judge Morris who ruled that the charges of prevention of lawful and decent burial of a dead body without lawful excuse should remain on file stating that the defendants suffered from an extremely rare mental affliction which led to them believing that Rina was still alive.
Craig Hassall K.C appeared on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive and Robert Stevenson appeared on behalf of the Ministry of Defence at the inquest which was heard at Morpeth Coroners Court by Area Coroner Mr. Andrew Hetherington. The Private who had served with The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland […]