Duties to Report Common Law to HM Coroner Sue Ryder HQ and Beeches Ixworth

Richard Card made this Freedom of Information request to Suffolk Constabulary

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Dear Suffolk Constabulary,

(1) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issu...

You will find there a death that occurred at Sue Ryder Cavendish eight days before the sudden death of Matron Mary McGill, a volunteer New Zealand citizen, at Sue Ryder HQ. Presumably GP certified. But clearly, given McGill Decd evidence, subject of Common Law duty to report facts to HM Coroner.

(2) In 1997 the witness to whom identification proof was attributed in McGill Decd 1972 clarified that he never identified the body to police. He was then a patient of Fulbourn Mental Hospital. Please disclose your record for Suffolk Police paying to instruct his Fulbourn Hospital consultant James Beresford Davis privately in April 1972 at the time Chief constable was reporting to Matron McGill Decd New Zealand Govt and presumably concealing there had been no identification of the deceased as being their New Zealand citizen.

Your force was required twice to disclose this fact under the High Court Civil Procedure Rules. But did not do so.

This FOI however is about Common Law duty to report facts to HM Coroner.

Please disclose your 1997 report to HM Coroner in which you would have reported the facts, of Suffolk Police April 1972 payment to the Fulbourn psychiatrist consultant of the witness who clarified in 1997 he had not identified decd. The report by law to tell HM Coroner that a Pc and funeral director had described congenital winging of costal margin. But a 1990s medical records check for the McGill family New Zealand by Dr Bert Insull showed that Matron McGill had no congenital recurvatus. IE There was no evidence the body was that of Matron McGill but evidence had emerged that it was someone else. Making it a new sudden death case subject of the Home Secretary reporting part of Coroners Act not the attorney general part. (This interpretation of law was agreed with Lord Chancellor Dept as you may have found during your recent records checks)

Your 1997 Common Law compelled report of fact to HM Coroner please disclose.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

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Dear Suffolk Constabulary,

Before you answer I would advise you to consider that in the Realm no one can have unfettered discretion. That does apply to Chief constables.

I would also advise you that the United Nations Minnesota Protocol was endorsed in 1989. IE Before Chief constable visit to Lord Henniker 1992 and before death of Sir John Stradling Thomas MP at his Dolphin Square Home March 1991.

By 1992 twenty years had elapsed during which Suffolk Police had never contacted the McGill family of New Zealand to notify them of the death of their family member Mary McGill at Sue Ryder HQ Cavendish. In fact Suffolk Police in 1972 were complicit in concealing an inquest which was held in secret 3 days after death and at place of death the Sue Ryder HQ.

By 1997 the identification "Evidence" given at secret inquest had collapsed. Presenting Suffolk Police with a dilemma current form suggests they would have found vexatious. Do they adhere to the identification they know they cannot sustain and hence obey the protocol and write to the McGills in New Zealand ? Or do they face up to the disciplines of evidence and report to HM Coroner at Common Law and under Coroners Act provision for unidentified body destroyed by fire (Albeit cremation Feb 1972 Colchester) Or do they do both ?

At the same time in 1997 when the above dilemma arose so too did new information about what turns out to be 43 child care cerebral palsy deaths at Beeches Ixworth in Hackney and Islington care. This information suggested lines of inquiry common to Sue Ryder HQ and Beeches. As you know.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Dear Suffolk Constabulary,

You are overdue to answer

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

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Freedom Of Information (Suffolk), Suffolk Constabulary

Dear Mr Card,

Your internal review request was rescinded by yourself on 8 May 2018.

However we have subsequently received an email from you dated 5 June, which clarifies further information you require. I am currently reviewing this request and will be in touch in due course with our reply.

Kind regards
Clair

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Dear Freedom Of Information (Suffolk),

In 1997, acting on two new developments, Chief constable should have reported by Common Law to Bury St Edmunds HM Coroner. In the Sue Ryder four sudden deaths Cavendish Jan to July 1972 and in the 43 child care deaths Beeches Ixworth, within outreach cerebral palsy research catchment of Ida Darwin, 1954 to 1972.

1997 was a time legal aid certificate was in issue for medical negligence action including against two Suffolk Police surgeon GPs. Hence Suffolk police were under disclosure request under High Court rules to disclose police service records and to disclose the relationship between Suffolk Police and Fulbourn consultant Beresford Davies 1972. Such as paying him for police officer appraisals. It was made clear in 97 that the inquest witness 1972 Sue Ryder HQ was admitting perjury at the 1972 inquest. He was in 1972 a patient at Fulbourn of Beresford Davies. The police officer suspecting perjury at the inquest was sent for appraisal, that Suffolk police must have paid for, to Beresford Davies who did not disclose in 1972 his compromise in the case.

We know that Suffolk Police did not disclose to the civil action 1997.

This FOI is asking you to disclose the Common Law Report Chief constable should have made to HM Coroner in 1997 in the 47 sudden death cases.

It is complicated. But there should be a collated file of 2006/7 for disclosure under High Court Civil Procedure Rules.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Dear Freedom Of Information (Suffolk),

You are long overdue to answer

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card