Dying for a wank

This week the inquest into the death of Danny Tozer concluded in York. The coroner found that Danny died as a result of an epileptic seizure that led to a cardiac event, that in turn starved his brain of oxygen. Danny’s death was classified as SUDEP – sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. The coroner found […]

Family statement at the conclusion of the inquest into Danny Tozer

Danny was a much loved son, brother and uncle. He was a fit and healthy young man, diagnosed with autism, epilepsy and learning disabilities. Danny was a people person who enjoyed travel, playing his piano, being active and drinking tea. In 2013 Danny moved to be nearer us and we were hopeful that he could […]

Who was Danny Tozer? @TozerInquest

Who was Danny Tozer? Danny was a much loved son, brother, nephew, family member and friend. He was also a fit and healthy young man, diagnosed with autism, epilepsy and learning disabilities. Danny was a people person who enjoyed travel, playing his piano, and outdoors activities such as running, walking, cycling and horse riding as […]

Stitching Lord Justice Munby – a collective #craftivism action

The brilliant Steve Broach, or Stevie B as he’s always been known in the #JusticeforLB Justice Shed, tweeted this morning. I jumped in to RT his wisdom and offer him a pic of the stitched version I made and stuck up on the railings outside Oxfordshire County Council when LBInquest was happening: Would you like […]

Ask without shame #OpenJustice

A couple of months ago my big bruv was visiting my Mum (we live next door to each other) and he popped in, sort of uninvited one evening, in the way your big bro never needs an invite. This was cool, until he sat on the sofa like the ghost of my father, and launched […]

Ongoing open justice work: can you spare £1 a month?

Still a bit shell shocked at the outcome of the HSE sentencing of Southern Health this week. You can catch up on the tweets @JusticeforLBHSE, the full judgement is available to read here and the family statement here. The HSE hearing was the fourth inquest or tribunal that I’ve live tweeted and as #JusticeforLB starts to […]

Live tweeting inquests and tribunals – 10 top tips of learning so far #JusticeforLB

In two days time I’ll be back at Oxford Crown Court with the #JusticeforLB crew, waiting for the Honourable Mr Justice Stuart-Smith to pass down his sentence to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust after the Health and Safety Executive prosecuted them in relation to the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk. You can catch up […]

Pleading with the Professional Standards Authority #JusticeforLB

Having sat through the MPTS tribunal into Valerie Murphy for two weeks in August 2017, one weekend in November 2017 and three days in February 2018 I could not believe the sanction handed down, of suspension for twelve months. I was shocked at the process, the delays and opportunities that presented Murphy, and the seeming […]

Bringing Mencap to a standstill #treatmewell

I was in York today for the final pre-inquest review meeting before Danny Tozer’s inquest. Danny was a fit and healthy young man, who liked nature, people and cups of tea. He was just 36 when he died in September 2015. Danny had a severe learning disability, autism and epilepsy. He lived in supported living […]

The crystallisation of insight #JusticeforLB

I’m currently sat in a hotel room in Manchester thanks to the generosity of the #JusticeforLB crowdfunders, who smashed our initial target in August, thankfully, given this is the fourth time the tribunal have met to discuss Dr Valerie Murphy’s (un)fitness to practice. For anyone reading this blind Murphy is a psychiatrist specialising in learning disability, […]