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Geoff Gray inquest to begin on 26 February in Woking

The inquest into the death of Private Geoff Gray will begin at 12 noon on Tuesday 26 February. Pte Gray was found dead at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in September 2001. The High Court ruled in November 2017 that the inquest into his death, held in March 2002, should be quashed and a new … Continue reading

Pre-inquest review hearing into death of Pte Geoff Gray to be held in London

A pre-inquest review hearing into the death of Private Geoff Gray will take place in London on Friday 1 February 2019 at 2pm. It is being held in advance of the fresh inquest into Pte Gray’s death which is due to begin on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at Surrey Coroner’s Court in Woking. Pte Gray was … Continue reading

Sean Benton ‘Deepcut’ Inquest – Coroner’s conclusions returned

His Honour Peter Rook QC has today handed down his findings of fact and conclusions in respect of the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, a trainee soldier, at Deepcut Army Barracks on 9 June 1995. He has concluded that Sean died as a result of suicide when, in the early hours of … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: Statement of Brigadier Christopher Coles released

A witness statement from the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton has been released. Third Witness Statement of Brigadier Coles This statement is released on the basis that it is treated as being read evidence in the inquest into the death of Sean Benton, however the constraints on Court time prevented it being … Continue reading

Pre-inquest review hearing into death of Pte Geoff Gray to be held in London

A pre-inquest review hearing into the death of Private Geoff Gray will take place in London on Friday 6 April 2018. It is being held in advance of the fresh inquest into Pte Gray’s death which is likely to be heard in 2019. Pte Gray was found dead at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: diagram of barracks released

An exhibit from the inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton has been released. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled in October 2016 that the inquest into his death held in July 1995 should be quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. The new inquest … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: order made on reporting of witness evidence

His Honour Peter Rook QC, who is conducting an inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, has made an order postponing any reporting of Mr Martin Holder’s evidence until noon on Friday 9 March or further order. The order was made under the Contempt of Court Act 1981. Further submissions on whether the order … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest to begin on 24 January in Woking

The inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton will begin at 2pm on Wednesday 24 January. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled in October 2016 that the inquest into his death held in July 1995 should be quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. The … Continue reading

Sean Benton inquest: ruling given on request for jury

His Honour Peter Rook QC has given a ruling on a request for a jury to hear the inquest he will be conducting into the death of Private Sean Benton. The ruling can be found here. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled last October that … Continue reading

Deepcut death: scope of fresh inquest determined

His Honour Peter Rook QC has outlined the issues that will come within the scope of the inquest he will be conducting into the death of Private Sean Benton. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled last October that the inquest into his death held in July … Continue reading

Pre-inquest review hearing into death of Pte Sean Benton to be held in London

A pre-inquest review hearing into the death of Private Sean Benton will take place in London on Friday 16 June. Pte Benton died at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey in June 1995. The High Court ruled last October that the inquest into his death held in July 1995 should be quashed and a fresh inquest … Continue reading

Cheryl James inquest: Coroner publishes findings

His Honour Brian Barker QC, who has conducted an inquest into the death of Cheryl James, has delivered his conclusions. Ms James died of a gunshot wound in 1995 at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey. The High Court ruled in 2014 that the inquest held on 21 December 1995 into the soldier’s death should be … Continue reading

Cheryl James inquest: Coroner’s conclusion to be delivered on Friday 3 June in Woking

The Coroner conducting the inquest into the death of Cheryl James will deliver his conclusions at 11am on Friday 3 June. Miss James died of a gunshot wound in 1995 at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey. The High Court ruled in 2014 that the inquest held on 21 December 1995 into the soldier’s death should be … Continue reading

Cheryl James inquest: photograph released by Coroner

An exhibit from the inquest into the death of Cheryl James has been released. Miss James died in 1995 at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey. The High Court ruled in 2014 that the inquest held on 21 December 1995 into her death was quashed and a fresh inquest should be held. His Honour Brian Barker … Continue reading

Cheryl James inquest: image released by Coroner

An exhibit from the inquest into the death of Cheryl James has been released. Miss James died in 1995 at Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey. The High Court ruled in 2014 that the inquest held on 21 December 1995 into her death was quashed and a fresh inquest should be held. His Honour Brian Barker … Continue reading

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