Accident at Wheatsheaf Crossroads, near Bluntisham November 2019

Mr Colin Silvester made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Coroner Service
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Mr Colin Silvester

Dear Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Coroner Service,
I believe that an inquest has taken place into the causes of the fatal accident at Wheatfields Crossroads near Bluntisham in November 2019. This was followed very quickly by another, and there has been a third such accident this week. (23/10/2020)
Given the public anxiety as to the reasons for the accidents and the possible need to press for alterations to the junction, or to the speed limits across the junction, please would you release…
a. the findings of the coroner;
b. the police report into the accident;
c. any recommendations made by the coroner.
Thank you for your help in this matter

Yours faithfully,

Colin Silvester

Coroners, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Coroner Service

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Gadawodd Mr Colin Silvester anodiad ()

Still no response 05/11/2020

Dear Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Coroner Service,
I have not received any response from you to my FOI request. I was promised an initial response within 72 hours from you, but have heard nothing, nor a more substantial response within the time period normally allowed by Law. It is well over a year since the Wheatsheaf Crossroads fatal accidents and there has been another one since.
Yours faithfully,

Mr Colin Silvester

Coroners, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Coroner Service

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Abbott Sarah, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Coroner Service

Dear Mr Silvester,

Thank you for your email and apologies for not coming back to you sooner but this has only just made its way to myself.

I am afraid that s32 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to the Coroner's Service and as such, we are not able to provide that information requested.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can assist you further.

Kind regards,

Sarah Abbott
Investigations Manager
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Coroner Service

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Gadawodd Richard Taylor anodiad ()

While this request has been refused it serves as an excellent example illustrating the current lack of transparency surrounding our inquests. This refusal could be referenced when seeking to improve the coroners' service so that it better informs public debate and promotes efforts to prevent deaths.

Records of inquest should be available on request. The Chief Coroner's guidance at

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uplo...

states:

"The Record should normally be treated as a public document. Most if not all of the details on it will have been read out in open court and as with documents ‘in the possession of a coroner in connection with an investigation’ it may be provided to ‘any person’ unless they are not ‘in the opinion of the coroner ... a proper person to have possession of it’ (which should be rare)"