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July 1st 2019

Civil Liberties

Inquest into death of Welsh AM Carl Sargeant to resume next week

Dr Neil Hudgell

Dr Neil Hudgell

Executive Chairman

Inquest into death of Welsh AM Carl Sargeant to resume next week

1 July 2019                                         

1 July 2019                                         

The inquest into the death of former Welsh Assembly Member Carl Sargeant will resume on Monday 8 July 2019 at 10am.

The inquest is listed for five days and will be heard by Senior Coroner for North Wales, John Gittins, at: County Hall, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin LL15 1YN. The inquest was adjourned on 30 November last year.

The inquest timetable is as follows:

Monday 8 July

Ann Jones – oral evidence

Carwyn Jones – oral evidence

Matthew Greenough – oral evidence

Tuesday 9 July

Bernie Sargeant – oral evidence

Jack Sargeant – oral evidence

Peter Greening – statement to be read

Ian McNicoll – statement to be read

Gordon Nardell QC – statement to be read

Wednesday 10 July

Any additional witnesses, evidence and legal submissions

Thursday 11 July

Conclusion

Friday 12 July

Spare to allow for any slippage

Sophie Howe has provided a supplementary statement that will be read into evidence although the coroner has not confirmed when he will do this.

Neil Hudgell of Hudgell Solicitors represents the Sargeant family. He says: “It has been a tortuous process of delays and legal challenges for the Sargeant family to get to this point. Despite this, the family continue to hope that the inquest will give them some much needed answers about the circumstances surrounding Carl’s untimely and tragic death.”

The firm has instructed leading inquest counsel Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers.

For further information, please contact: Kerry Jack, Black Letter Communications on 020 3567 1208 / 07525 756 599 or email: kerry.jack@blacklettercommunications.co.uk

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