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Inquest touching the death of Matthew Caseby


Daniel Frier represented British Transport Police (instructed by Weightmans Solicitors) in an inquest to establish the circumstances of the death of Matthew Caseby.

Matthew was found deceased on a railway track in Birmingham, he had been struck by a train after absconding from the Priory Woodbourne Hospital in Birmingham where he was detained under the Mental Health Act. After almost three weeks of evidence and deliberations a jury returned a verdict which included a finding that neglect on the part of the Priory contributed to Matthew’s death.

No causative findings were made against British Transport Police.



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