Victory: For The Wakefield Express #TimeForTheTruth campaign
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#TimeForTheTruth: The Wakefield Express called on Prime Minister David Cameron to overturn the decision not to grant legal aid funding to the families of Robert and Christianne Shepherd to allow them to be legally represented at the inquest into their children’s deaths in Corfu in 2006.
And it has now been overturned
An inquest into the children’s death is due to be heard next year and it will be the first time the full facts of the tragedy, which happened at the Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel in October 2006, have been heard in a British Court.
Both Christi, aged seven, and her six-year-old brother Bobby, were killed by carbon monoxide fumes that seeped in to the chalet where they were staying with their father Neil Shepherd and his wife Ruth.
Without legal aid Bobby and Christi’s family would not have had the same legal representation as tour operator Thomas Cook - the firm the fatal half term holiday was booked through.
The Wakefield Express launched the #TimeForTheTruth campaign to help their fight to get legal aid.
We took the fight to Downing Street and called on Prime Minister David Cameron to overturn the decision not to grant legal aid funding to the families of Bobby and Christi Shepherd to allow them to be legally represented at hearing
And thousands of you, our readers, signed our petition calling for the justice minister to rethink the decision - and they listened.
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