Day 6 Jessie’s Inquest: Dr Judy Eaton

The first witness on Day 6 of Jessie’s inquest was Dr Judy Eaton. She gave an affirmation and her full name to the court. Dr Eaton told the court that she is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered with the British Psychological Society.   Asked by the […]

Day 5 Jessie’s Inquest: Jason Brown, IMC Locums

The final witness to give evidence on Day 5 of Jessie’s was Jason Brown from IMC Locums. The coroner asked him to come forward, he gave an affirmation and told the court that he is Associate Director of IMC Locums, a healthcare recruitment agency. Coroner: Thank you. I’ll start by asking you to tell the […]

Day 4 Jessie Inquest: Mr Seares and Jack Pumphrey

At the start of Day 4 the coroner explained to the jury that they would be hearing from staff at Mill View Hospital today, but before then she would ask Jessie’s father, Andy Seares, to come forward to clarify some things for them. Andy Seares / Disclosure and Barring Service Before giving further evidence the […]

Day 2 Jessie’s inquest: Dr Simon Rowe

The first witness after lunch on day two was Dr Simon Rowe, a principal clinical psychologist. He told the coroner that he had qualified in January 2010. The coroner said that she would ask a few questions relating to the Transforming Care Autism Team assessment, known as a TCAP. Dr Rowe told the court that […]

Whorlton Hall Prosecution – John Sanderson – Closing speech

The penultimate closing speech was given by Mr Shaun Dryden on behalf of John Sanderson. He opened by explaining that he was addressing them eighth of all because his client was the eighth defendant, and he’d try not to cover ground his learned friends had already covered and he apologised in advance if he did […]

Whorlton Hall Prosecution – Darren Lawton – Closing speech

The first closing speech heard today, Tuesday 25 April, was from Ms Rebecca Brown for Darren Lawton. She checked that everyone could hear and started by saying that she really liked her job. I really like my job and I know that that makes me very lucky. One of the things I like most about […]

Whorlton Hall Prosecution – Ryan Fuller – Closing speech

The half way point in the defendant’s closing speeches was occupied by Mr Christopher Knox for Ryan Fuller. [Mr Knox who addressed the jury after lunch on Monday 24 April, had a tendency towards the middle and end of his speech to move around somewhat, and raise his arms, which meant unfortunately I really struggled […]

Whorlton Hall Prosecution – Peter Bennett – Closing speech

The last address the jury heard on Friday (21 April) was from Mr Andrew Rutter for Peter Bennett. He referenced Ms Richardson’s opening to her closing speech where she said that the jury may be sick of hearing her voice. I’m at the other end of that particular scale, you’ve heard very little from me, […]