News story: No new inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock


first_img I offer my deepest sympathy to the family of Stuart Lubbock for their loss, but, as disappointing as it will be for the family, it would not be right to pass this matter to the High Court when the tests for a new inquest are not met. The original inquest was held by Coroner’s Court in Epping between 9 and 13 September 2002 and concluded with an open verdict. After careful consideration, the Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP has decided not to provide his authority for an application to be made to the High Court for a new inquest into the death of Stuart Lubbock. Mr Lubbock was found dead at the home of Michael Barrymore on 31 March 2001.Mr Lubbock’s father submitted an application under the Coroners Act 1988 to request a new inquest into the death of his son on the grounds of new evidence.An application for a fresh inquest may be made only with the authority of the Attorney General. The Attorney can provide his authority only if he is satisfied there is sufficient admissible evidence that there is a reasonable prospect of the Court being persuaded to order a new inquest.The Attorney concluded that none of the grounds of challenge set out in the application had a reasonable prospect of success. As there is no fresh evidence that will likely lead to a different outcome being recorded on the inquisition he would not be able to provide his authority for the applications to be made to the High Court.The Attorney General said:last_img read more

Collins rejects liquor pleas


first_imgNZ Herald 25 Oct 2012South Auckland MPs have pleaded with their fellow South Aucklander – Justice Minister Judith Collins – to put aside politics on alcohol reform and adopt their amendments to keep liquor outlets away from schools. Speaking in the debate on the Alcohol Reform Bill, Su’a William Sio and Louisa Wall both said alcohol was an issue that had plagued their South Auckland communities for years and called for liquor outlets to be banned near schools. Ms Wall, MP for Manurewa, said there were 494 liquor licences across wider Manukau, including 181 off-licences, and the number of small corner-store liquor shops had prompted protests in the local community. Her amendment would ban liquor outlets other than supermarkets within 1km of schools – one of several Labour amendments the Government is refusing to support. “There is no place in the life of a child for alcohol. “What really concerns me is our children who do walk to school and stop in at the superette on the way to school are confronted with alcohol. Alcohol will become, and has become, a normal part of children’s lives.”…In reply, Ms Collins said decisions such as the placement of liquor outlets were best dealt with by local councils rather than applying universal rules, partly because communities in poor areas would want tougher rules than those in wealthy suburbs such as Remuera. Ms Collins said it was in poorer areas that people had taken to the streets to protest about liquor outlets. “It’s not the people in the rich areas. They generally don’t care.” read more

Volleyball club ‘‘Jedinstvo’’ is the winner of BiH tournament


first_imgFinal volleyball tournament of BiH Cup for men and women was held this weekend in Brčko and the home club ”Jedinstvo” won the title in both categories ( men and women).In women’s category, Jedinstvo defeated HE na Drini with 3:0 in semi-finals, while Gacko defeated OK Jahorina with 3:0. In finals Jedinstvo defeated Gacko with 3:0, and thus won the title of the champion.In men’s category, Jedinstvo defeated Kakanj with 3:1 in semi-finals, while Bosna Kalesija defeated Napredak with 3:0. In finals Jedinstvo defeated Bosna from Kalesija with 3:0 and secured the title of the champion.last_img read more