Mother from Golders Green slams delay over investigation into her sons death


originally by: Ham&High24
published: 9th September 2010

A Golders Green mother, who is desperate to find out the truth of how her son died, has been left frustrated after a pre-inquest hearing was postponed.

The hearing into the death of 22-year-old student Jeremiah Duggan, whose body was found on a German motorway in 2003, was due to take place on Thursday, September 16.

Coroner Andrew Walker was due to hear how the Met’s police investigation into Jeremiah’s death was progressing before a date for an inquest was set. But detectives at Scotland Yard, who were asked to investigate whether there had been any ‘foul play’ involved in his death, have yet to make any headway in their probe.

The second inquest into Jeremiah’s death was opened in June but was adjourned so detectives at the Met could examine new evidence which Ms Duggan herself had built up.

The Ham&High understands the delay is down to a scarcity of resources and the number of ongoing live murder investigations occupying detectives at Scotland Yard.

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