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Inquest touching the death of Matthew Caseby

28/04/2022

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.

Coverage:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coroner-condemns-priory-over-death-of-matthew-caseby-grpt95jwc

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/apr/21/priory-hospital-neglect-contributed-to-death-of-patient-jury-finds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-61222025



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