High Court grants new inquest into death linked to air pollution

Ella Roberta Kissi-Debrah, the nine-year-old Londoner who died in 2013 following multiple severe asthma attacks, will have her cause of death reassessed, the High Court announced today.

She lived only 25 metres from the capital’s heavily polluted South Circular Road, which has been attributed to causing her 27 visits to hospital and three years of seizures.

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox agreed to the application for a new inquest in January, following a petition signed by almost 180,000 people and support from the mayor of London.

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