Plymouth shooting: Inquest hearing starts on 17 January 2023

The final inquest hearing into the tragic deaths of Maxine Betty Davison, Lee Raymond John Martyn, Sophie Iris Martyn, Stephen John Godfrey Washington and Katherine Jane Shepherd killed by gunman Jake Davison will commence on 17 January 2023.

The Senior Coroner for Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon, Mr Ian Arrow, assisted by Counsel to the Inquest, Bridget Dolan KC will be investigating these deaths in front of a jury. Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights is engaged, which applies when a death has arguably resulted from the state breaching its duty to protect the right to life.

Clare Evans of Saunders Law is representing Robert Chapman, brother of Maxine Davison and uncle of Jake Davison in these proceedings.

For all media inquiries, please contact: Clare Evans at [email protected] or 020 7632 4300.



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