QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
1 Oxford Row
B e f o r e :
HIS HONOUR JUDGE PETER THORNTON QC
(Sitting as a Judge of the High Court)
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"The presence of paracetamol in the post-mortem blood sample demonstrates that an excessive amount of this drug was not taken in the hours immediately prior to death. However, an excessive amount taken several hours or days prior to death cannot be completely excluded from the findings."
No trace of paracetamol was found in the flat where the deceased died.
"I do believe that if all this information had been available to me at the time of the inquest hearing taking place, it is likely that an alternative verdict would have been returned."
It is for these reasons that he makes this application.