Tuesday, 17 April 2018


The inquest started yesterday, having been adjourned last time immediately after opening (and that one having been moved from an even earlier date). 

Just before it started we were informad that one of the key witnesses was ill and after a brief consultation it was decided to go ahead with Day 1, but to adjourn the second day.   

My cousin's children had travelled several hundred miles, again, to get there.  Others had booked holiday from work,  arranged childcare, done preparation, whatever.   Adjourning was the right thing to do.

It was an intense day, with a lot of written evidence and some live witnesses.   Going over it all yet again was hard on all the family. It was hard on the witnesses too.

Oh well.

The delay couldn't be helped.

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