Last bid to find truth about Jeremiah Duggan's mysterious death
PUBLISHED: 10:41 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:34 07 September 2010
A GOLDERS Green family stood before the High Court yesterday in one of their last possible points of recourse to get their son s death fully investigated. The Duggan family have been fighting for five years to have a second inquest into 22-year-old Jeremi
A GOLDERS Green family stood before the High Court yesterday in one of their last possible points of recourse to get their son's death fully investigated.
The Duggan family have been fighting for five years to have a second inquest into 22-year-old Jeremiah's death - a move denied by the Attorney General.
Mr Duggan died in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 2003 where the police authorities claimed he had committed suicide.
Their conclusion has always been denied by his loved ones and was cast into doubt by an inquest in this country in the same year where a narrative verdict was given and he was found to have died in a "state of terror".
Now they have been granted a day in court to try and overturn the Attorney General's decision and get another inquest to evaluate the death further.
Jeremiah's mother Erica said: "There has never been a full investigation which is what I have been asking for since my son died. The Attorney General previously refused permission for a second inquest to be held. I'm shocked that a country which is well-respected around the world should close down and not allow the full and frank investigation I have never had.
"It is wrong that a mother who loses her child has to spend five years trying to find out what happened."
Jeremiah's body was found alongside a motorway in Germany and police believed he died after throwing himself in front of traffic. But Ms Duggan, through a campaign funded by the family and through public donations, has paid for three crash investigators to research Jeremiah's death - with all three questioning the suicide verdict.
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