Re Autopsy Carried out by Dr James Greive on Robert D. Greig

University of Aberdeen Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear University of Aberdeen,

This request should be directed to Dr James Greive, pathologist who carried the autopsy on the late Robert David Greig in 1997.

Dr Greive was forward a letter from my solicitor via Lesley Allan, Head of Records for NHS Grampian on the 8 February 2016, the letter was forwarded onto Graham McHardy who then passed it on to the Forensic Medicine Unit. To date Dr Greive has made no response.
Please explain why?

Further to the above please answer the following:

1) In light of the injuries revealed in the autopsy report of the late Robert D.Greig, my brother. Did you consider that these could have been caused by circumstances other than allegedly by CPR?

2) If you did why did you discount them?

3) In light of the extent of the injuries sustained by the deceased. Did you consider that his said injuries could have caused the death of Mr Greig?

4) Do you consider that this case is analogist to the previous case of Clair Webster, who died in 1994, (3 years before the death of Robert Greig and ironically, only 8 miles away) in that the cause of death was initially prescribed by yourself as being caused by fire and thereafter on close examination it was discovered 17 years later that Clair Webster had in fact been murdered?

5) Is it common to find 6 broken ribs in a human body in the areas you described inb your autopsy of Robert David Greig threw CPR?

6) In your autopsy report in relation to the same, you referred to a blood toxicology report but did not disclose the report, albeit it took 13 years of request to obtain a copy of the autopsy. Can you please provide a copy of the said toxicology report?

7) From the amount of fire smoke/damage cause to Robert Greig body. Can you confirm a time estimate as to how long you think that the body was in the motor vehicle whilst it was a light?

8) Having been in procession of the grid reference as stated in the fire report as to the location of then caller, Mr Cadger, when he first phoned the emergency services. Did you calculate the distance from the call to the grid reference where the vehicle was allegedly discovered on fire?

9) Did you examine any of the photographs taken at the scene of the said fire showing the burnt out remains of the said vehicle that Robert Greig was allegedly dragged from still alive?
Did you visit the said crime scene?

10) Was the deceased wearing the following items of clothing: vest, under pants, socks, shoes and sweater? If so why did you not mention them in your report? Your report only mentions shirt, jacket and trousers.

11) Was Robert Greig carrying any bank cards or money at the time of his death?

12) Precisely at what time and on what day did you examine the body of Robert Greig?

13) Can you confirm the prcise time of death and as to where this took place?

Yours faithfully,

Anne.E Greig

Dear University of Aberdeen,

To date I not received a response to this FOI or indeed have I received an ackowledgement. I would like to know if Dr Greive is going to make the required response to this request? If not, perhaps he could explain why?

Yours faithfully,

anne.egreig

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Ms Greig

 

I refer to your emails of 31 March 2016 and of 21 April 2016 and apologise
on behalf of the University for the delay in acknowledging receipt of your
request.

 

I confirm that your request is currently being dealt with  in terms of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and we will endeavour to
respond within the 20 working days of your information request date.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lorna Maguire

University Records Manager

Library, Special Collections & Museums

The Sir Duncan Rice Library

The University of Aberdeen

Bedford
Road                                                                                                              

Aberdeen

AB24 3AA

 

T: 01224- 273175

Email: [email address]

 

 

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Aberdeen's handling of my FOI request 'Re Autopsy Carried out by Dr James Greive on Robert D. Greig'.

You have failed to answer my FOI (and a letter from my solicitor) in the time specified by law. You have had ample time to respond to my request, there is no excuse and therefore I am requesting an internal review, which also requires a response in a specified time frame as set out in law before taking the matter to the Commissioner

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

anne.egreig

Foi, University of Aberdeen

I am out of the office until Monday 02 May 2016

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No
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Foi, University of Aberdeen

I am out of the office until Monday 02 May 2016

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No
SC013683.
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Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Ms Greig

I write in response to your email of 29 April 2016 in which you request that the University review its response to your information request of 31 March 2016.

I confirm that the University is undertaking the review and that a decision will be communicated by not later than 20 working days from the receipt of your email request of 29 April 2016, as specified in Section 21 of the Act.

Yours sincerely

Lorna Maguire
University Records Manager
Library, Special Collections & Museums
The Sir Duncan Rice Library
The University of Aberdeen
Bedford Road
Aberdeen
AB24 3AA

T: 01224- 273175
Email: [email address]

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Bruxvoort, Diane, University of Aberdeen

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Dear Ms Greig,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI-57 (2016)

 

Autopsy Carried out by Dr James Greive on Robert D. Greig

 

I refer to your emails of 31 March 2016, 21 April 2016 and of 29 April 
2016.

 

I write in response to your request of 29 April 2016 asking that, in
accordance with Section 20(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, the University undertake a review of its handling of  your Freedom
of Information Request of 31 March 2016.  In accordance with the
University’s procedures, your request was referred for internal review.

 

I am now able to convey to you the outcome of that process:

 

The University acknowledges that we failed to respond to your request
within the 20 working days, as required under FOISA,  and for this, I
apologise on behalf of the University.

 

We should have acknowledged the receipt of your request earlier and kept
you in touch with the delays we were having in relation to establishing
the context and chronology of events leading up to your information
request.

 

In terms of the lack of response by Dr Grieve to the letter sent by your
solicitor;

 

a)       I can confirm that Dr. Grieve had officially retired from the
University in October 2014.

 

b)      I can confirm that the letter had been received by the Forensic
Medicine Unit, in February 2016,  however it had been on the assumption
that it was for information only, as no specific request had been made of
Dr Greig, and therefore no action or acknowledgement of the letter was
taken.

 

c)       I can now confirm that the substance of the letter referred to
materials which neither the University, nor NHS Grampian hold. This
 information had not been communicated to your solicitor at the time, and
for this we apologise.

 

In an effort to assist and advise, I have enclosed the contact details of
the Procurator Fiscal, as the channel for enquiries about deaths.

 

Enquiries should be directed to;   

Head of the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit, Procurator Fiscal’s
Office, 10 Ballater Street, Glasgow, G5 9PS.

 

 

In terms of the additional 13  questions listed in your request;

 

(d)   In response to Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13,   I
 confirm,  under S. 17, that this information is not held by the
University.

 

(e)   In response to Questions 6, 10 and 12, I  give notice, under S. 16
that this information has been refused in full, and withheld as exempt

        under S. 38 (1) (d) of FOISA,  as the information constitutes part
of a deceased person’s health record.

 

  This is an absolute exemption in terms of Section 2 (2) (e)(i) of FOISA
and which does not require the public interest test.

 

I also refer you  to the Scottish Information Commissioner Decision Notice
Reference No: 201101878, 02 February 2012, where the Scottish Information
Commissioner agreed that information of this nature, had been properly
withheld by the University under S. 38 (1) (d).

 

Details are available at:
[1]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appli...

 

Should you remain dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your
Request, you have the right to appeal to the Office of the Scottish
Information Commissioner. This right is exercisable by writing to her
within six months of the date of the issue of this response at the
following address:

 

Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Diane Bruxvoort

 

 

Diane Bruxvoort

University Librarian & Director

Libraries, Special Collections, and Museums

University of Aberdeen

44 (0) 1224 273384

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[3]http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/f.guerin/pag...

 

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No
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