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INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF JAMES FOX FATALLTY SHOT BY METROPOLITAN POLICE BEGINS MONDAY 15 AUGUST

12 AUGUST 2016

10am, Before HMC Andrew Walker,

Address: North London Coroner’s Court, 29 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4BE

Time Estimate: 2 weeks

James Fox was fatally shot by MPS officers at his home in Picardy House, Enfield shortly before midnight on 30th August 2015.  Two officers fired six shots between them.  He died at the scene.  James had a history of mental health concerns. The inquest into his death will be heard before a jury at North London Coroner’s Court starting on Monday 15 August 2016.

INQUEST is working with the family.  The family is represented by INQUEST Lawyers Group members Harpreet Aujla of Matthew Gold Solicitors, Owen Greenhall of Garden Court Chambers.

 

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Notes to editors:

Please note the family of James Fox and INQUEST will not be making any further statements until conclusion of the inquest.

2015 saw the highest number of fatal police shootings since 2010, two of those shootings involved the MPS. 

Table of fatal Police Shootings since 2010:

First Name Last  Name Age Date Force
William Smith 36 01/05/2016 Kent
James Wilson 24 01/04/2016 Northumbria
Jermaine Baker 28 11/12/2015 Metropolitan
Richard Davies 41 21/10/2015 Cambridgeshire
James Fox 43 30/08/2015 Metropolitan
Dean Joseph 40 05/09/2014 Metropolitan
Anthony Grainger 36 03/03/2012 Greater Manchester
Mark Duggan 29 04/08/2011 Metropolitan
Michael Fitzpatrick 49 10/02/2011 Sussex
Alistair Bell 42 28/12/2010 West Yorkshire

Source: INQUEST Casework and monitoring

 

For further information, please contact:  INQUEST caseworker Victoria McNally tel 020 7263 1111 or the family’s solicitor Harpreet Aujla tel 020  8445 9268.

INQUEST provides specialist advice on deaths in custody or detention or involving state failures in England and Wales. This includes a death in prison, in police custody or following police contact, in immigration detention or psychiatric care. INQUEST's policy and parliamentary work is informed by its casework and we work to ensure that the collective experiences of bereaved people underpin that work. Its overall aim is to secure an investigative process that treats bereaved families with dignity and respect; ensures accountability and disseminates the lessons learned from the investigation process in order to prevent further deaths.

Please refer to INQUEST the organisation in all capital letters in order to distinguish it from the legal hearing.

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