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25th June, 2015. Bradford Coroners' Court:
Family distress in face of TV news report
After proceedings this morning at the Inquest into the death of Mr Colin Berry in April 2013, the deceased's mother, Mrs Joan Berry, told the press present in the Court of her hurt and anger at the disrespectful manner in which Calendar (an evening TV news programme) had referred to her son in its report the day before. Gesturing to her familly, she said, "They have lost a brother."
This was the third day of the Inquest, and police and paramedic evidence was read by the coroner's clerk to the record.
That evidence was that the first paramedic responder arrived at the scene at 13.19. This was only fourteen minutes after two marked police vehicles had arrived in the vicinity, according to one officer statement, which stated the marked vehicles had arrived at 13.05. Evidence before the Court has so far explored events between 13.05 and 13.19.
The chief constable for West Yorkshire Police was represented by solicitor, Mr Garthwaite. Barrister, Terry McGuiness, represented the interests of Mrs Berry.
The Inquest continues on Monday, 29th June, 2015.