The fight to win a second inquest for Jodey Whiting is continuing, with a request for permission to appeal the High Court’s recent refusal having now been made.

Last month the High Court refused to grant a second inquest into Jodey’s death, in part because there was a lack of evidence that Jodey’s death was part of a pattern of failure by the DWP, rather than a series of one-off errors.

In her new challenge, Jodey’s mother Joy Dove is arguing that Article 2 of the Human Rights Act (the right to life) should be engaged due to the multiple serious and systematic failings of the DWP.

Joy explained:

“I can’t accept that the first inquest into Jodey’s death was a thorough investigation into the reasons for her death. I believe that there should be a proper and full look at the way that she was let down by the DWP and that the public need to know what went wrong there. For Jodey’s sake, I have to appeal the refusal to grant us a second inquest.”

We’ll keep readers informed.

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