Inquests arising from the deaths in the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack conclude: Sarah Simcock acted for London Ambulance Service
28th June 2019
The Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC concluded the Inquests into the deaths of the eight individuals killed on London Bridge and in Borough Market on 3 June 2017.
On 3 June 2017 eight people were killed when three attackers drove a van into members of the public on London Bridge before continuing on foot inflicting stab injuries before being shot and killed by armed police officers. Sarah Simcock of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers represented the London Ambulance Service, who provided care and treatment to some of the deceased as well as the other victims of the attacks. The Chief Coroner conducted a wide-ranging inquiry into how the deceased came by their deaths as well as the overall response of the emergency services, including the LAS, to the attack. The Chief Coroner recorded determinations of unlawful killings in relation to each deceased along with narrative conclusions that reflected that the injuries of those who died were unsurvivable. The Chief Coroner will consider whether to make a report to prevent future deaths in relation to potential improvements which could be made to systems and procedures to ensure the emergency response to such complex incidents is as effective as possible in the future. The Inquests commenced on 7 May 2019 at the Central Criminal Court and concluded on 28 June 2019. The inquest transcripts are publicly available here: https://londonbridgeinquests.independent.gov.uk/
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