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#TimeForTheTruth - join the Wakefield Express campaign for Robert and Christianne Shepherd

Robert and Christianne Shepherd

Robert and Christianne Shepherd

Robert and Christianne Shepherd died from carbon monoxide poisoning during a half-term holiday in Corfu in October 2006.

In that time their families have struggled to find the truth about why they died. Now they have a chance to hear the full facts in a British court.

Those facts will be heard during an inquest in January next year.

But unless they secure legal aid they will not be represented during the hearing. Today, we are launching our campaign to back Robert and Christianne’s families fight for the truth.

The Express is calling 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.

After eight years the family still do not know the truth about their children’s deaths.

The coroner, David Hinchliff, has promised a full and fearless investigation. But without legal representation the family may not get the answers they so desperately need.

Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest tour operator, tried to stop the inquest and called for it to take place without a jury.

The company can afford to be legally represented and we feel that the families of Robert and Christianne should be afforded that same right.

Without this, lessons which could save another life being lost abroad may not be learned.

This is not acceptable and we need your support to help the fight for the truth.

We have set up an online petition.

To sign our petition calling on the Prime Minister to overturn the decision not to grant legal aid, click here

 

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