Carol Felstead / Carole Myers Inquest Quashed
In London’s Royal Courts of Justice, yesterday, the previous inquest of 12 August 2005, into the death of Carole Myers, was quashed and new grounds for the enactment of a new inquest were accepted. This was an historic occasion, attended by reporters from The Times, the Press Association, and other organisations, as well as a cohort of family members. The judge stated in his pronouncement that the omission of the mention of Dr Fisher’s phone call to the Metropolitan Police on 29 June 2005 (the official date of Carol’s death) was one of the main reasons for the decision. A number of additional factors were mentioned in a fairly lengthy overview as to why the previous inquest should no longer stand. We will provide a transcript in the near future when it is available.
It has taken 9 years to attain the current objective and we are, as a family, delighted with the result, but are also mindful that there is much still to be done, and that this case is far from over. We will pursue the next course of action with the same determination and resolution we have shown during the best part of a decade, and will not relent or falter until justice has been discharged and the truth uncovered.
The hearing took place on Friday, 19 December 2014, before His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC, Chief Coroner for England and Wales, and The Honorable Mr Justice Ouseley.