Inquest to consider circumstances surrounding death of five-year old in London park
Posted on: 5th April 2016
On Monday, 11 April 2016, an Inquest will be held by the Coroner, at St Pancras Coroner’s Court, before a jury. The Coroner will consider the circumstances surrounding the death of Alexia Walenkaki, who died on the 17 July 2015 at the Royal London Hospital. Alexia was five years old when she died.
The circumstances surrounding Alexia’s death appear to involve a piece of wood, which formed part of a piece of playground equipment, falling and striking Alexia on the head.
During a Preliminary Inquest Review on the 28 October 2015, an inspector at the Health and Safety Executive, confirmed that the playground in which Alexia was playing at the time of the accident, had not been inspected for 1 year and 9 months.
The police have been investigating whether charges for corporate manslaughter should be brought.
Alexia’s mother, Vida Kwotuah, is represented by Emily Welstead at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors – “My client hopes that the inquest will uncover the circumstances surrounding Alexia’s death.”
The Inquest is expected to last three to four days.
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