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A Christmas Tale: the Gauntlett Inquiry

The following is a report on the Kent Coroner’s Inquest into the Death of Daniel Gauntlett, who froze to death outside an empty cottage in 2013; it comprises an analysis of the inquest findings, based on notes taken during the inquest and supplemented by additional research. The Coroner’s verdict of “self-neglect” is wrong; it may be better to attribute it to “purposeful neglect by the state”. Daniel’s story is an insight into the conditions faced by the growing street homeless population in Britain today.

Kent Coroner’s Inquest into the Death of Daniel Gauntlett

The Kent Coroner’s Office will be holding an inquest into the death of Mr Gauntlett, and key questions they will need to answer are: “Was s144 LASPO to blame for Daniel Gauntlett’s death?”, and if so, “Did the state contravene his Article 2 right, namely his Right to Life?”. As s144 LASPO falls apart at the seams (providing proof of “living” or “intending to live”), this human rights angle could see the nail in the coffin for Weatherley’s Law. Venue: The Coroner’s Office, Archbishops Palace, Mill Street, Maidstone, ME15 6YE Date: Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Time: 1:30pm