16/01/2019

ITV News – Family of girl, 9, whose death was linked to air pollution apply for new inquest

The family of a nine-year-old girl whose death was linked to unlawful levels of air pollution have been given permission by the Attorney General to apply for a fresh inquest. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25 metres from the South Circular Road in Lewisham in south east London - one of the capital’s busiest roads.
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16/01/2019

The Guardian – Mother wins right to seek new inquest into girl’s death linked to air pollution

The mother of a schoolgirl who died of an asthma attack linked to air pollution has won the right to seek a new inquest at the high court. The attorney general moved on Friday to quash the inquest into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah at the age of nine, after new evidence linked it to air pollution spikes from traffic near her home in south London.
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16/01/2019

Evening Standard – Ella Kissi Debrah: Family of London schoolgirl, nine, whose death was linked to air pollution win right to seek new inquest.

The family of a nine-year-old London schoolgirl who died of an asthma attack have won the right to seek a new inquest. Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death was linked to unlawful levels of air pollution after she died in February 2013, after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for hospital attacks.
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13/01/2019

Hope For New Inquest Into Ella Kissi-Debrah’s Death

THE MOTHER of a girl whose fatal asthma attack has been linked to air pollution has been granted permission by the attorney general to apply for a new inquest into her death.
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11/01/2019

BBC News – Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: Backing for new inquest

The attorney general has agreed to allow an application for a fresh inquest into the death from asthma of a nine-year old girl. He acted after hearing new evidence linking Ella Kissi-Debrah's death to illegal levels of air pollution near her home in south London. Lawyers acting for the family said it was a "hugely important" step. No individual death has previously been officially linked to illegal levels of air pollution.
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01/10/2018 / In The Press

UNEnvironment – New inquest into death of London girl could boost air pollution fight

Ella – a vibrant and playful Londoner who loved gymnastics, swimming and football – was just nine years old when she died. For the first six years of her life, Ella was the picture of health. Everything changed after she picked up a bad chest infection in October 2010.
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22/09/2018

The Guardian – Invisible killer: how one girl’s tragic death could change the air pollution story

In a far-reaching human rights case, Ella Kissi-Debrah could become the first person to have toxic air given as their cause of death – and finally make this silent killer visible
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31/08/2018

BBC News – Ella Kissi-Debrah ‘pollution’ death: New inquest call

A mother has delivered a 100,000-signature petition to the Attorney General, calling for a new inquest into her daughter's death.
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24/08/2018

DailyMail – Grieving mother of nine-year-old asthmatic girl demands a second inquest into her death after new evidence reveals high pollution levels near her home

A grieving mother is demanding a second inquest into the death of her nine-year-old daughter following the release of new evidence which reveals high pollution levels near her home.
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07/07/2018

The Guardian – Interview ‘In the days around Ella’s death, there were big spikes in air pollution’

The evening before she died, Ella Kissi-Debrah picked the outfit she wanted to wear to her primary school disco the following day: new jeans and a checked top. Her mother laid them out next to her school uniform, but a few hours later the nine-year-old suffered an acute asthma attack. She never made it to the party.
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04/07/2018

The Independent – Young girl’s death first to be linked to illegal levels of air pollution

A young girl’s death from asthma is the first to be linked directly to illegal levels of air pollution. Ella Kissi-Debrah died in February 2013 after three years of seizures and 27 visits to hospital for asthma attacks.
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03/07/2018

The Telegraph – First death linked to air pollution as government asthma advisor finds ‘striking association’ with girl’s fatality

A nine year-old girl's fatal asthma attack is the first death to be linked directly to air pollution.
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06/06/2016

ITV – Did London’s dirty air contribute to my daughters death? Mother demands an inquiry

Mum Rosamund Kissi-Debra has asked a leading human rights lawyer to press for a new inquest into Ella's death. She told BBC Radio 4 Today her daughter began to suffer a series of chronic attacks three years before she died.
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05/06/2016

iNews – Bereaved mother Rosamund Kissi-Debrah prepared to sue Government over air pollution

A mother whose daughter suffered from a fatal asthma attack is demanding an independent inquiry into her child’s death and is prepared to sue the Mayor of London for failing to keep air pollution in the capital at a safe level.
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05/06/2016

The Guardian – Mother wants inquiry into role of pollution in daughter’s asthma death

Lawyer for Rosamund Kissi-Debrah says government may be in breach of duty of care over death of nine-year-old in London
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29/09/2014

The NewsShopper – Mystery over death of Hither Green girl whose asthma baffled doctors

A Hither Green mum still has questions over the final moments of her daughter's life, who died due to an unusual type of asthma which baffled doctors.
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13/02/2014

The NewsShopper – The “Medical Mystery” which killed an asthmatic nine-year-old daughter

A HITHER Green mum is hoping a foundation she has set up will help research the "medical mystery" which killed her asthmatic nine-year-old daughter.
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