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.
“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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