Golders Green couple closer to truth about their dead son
A Golders Green couple who have spent five years campaigning to find out more about their son’s death have finally won a step towards a re-investigation.
Erica and Hugo Duggan, who are separated, have fought tirelessly to find out more about what happened to their 22-year-old son Jeremiah, who was found dead in Germany in 2003. German authorities claimed the student had committed suicide by throwing himself into motorway traffic, but new expert investigations paid for by the family argue he had been beaten prior to death.
Last Friday Lord Justice Wyn Williams listened to the findings at the high court and gave consent for the family’s next step towards a second UK inquest. Mr Wyn Williams said there were “sufficiently unusual features about this case” which meant it would be “wrong to refuse permission” to the family.
The finding means the Duggans can now get a judicial review on the Attorney General’s decision to block their request for a second inquest.
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