Noah Donohoe Inquest. PII application.

We repose grave concerns as to the application by the Secretary of State for redactions of sensitive materials citing Public Interest Immunity, however cannot comment publicly further on the issue.


The application is live before the court, and we shall be making our strenuous objections at the appropriate stage of those proceedings.


As we have already observed to the Coroner, the application for PII in Noah’s inquest was entirely unexpected, and is, in these circumstances, unique in our experience. It has cause Noah’s family, and indeed the wider community, enormous distress.


One purpose of this inquest will be to allay rumour and suspicion in relation to Noah’s death.


On the face of it, the SoS actions exacerbate rather than allay deeply held concerns.