Update on the Thomas Orchard case
21 March 2016
The jury in the Thomas Orchard trial has been discharged for legal reasons. The CPS has said it intends to proceed to retrial.
As there will be a further trial, the advice from lawyers is to make no further comment as it may be harmful to future legal proceedings for there to be commentary on the case.
INQUEST will continue to support the family at this difficult time.
‘Although it is fair to say I was given adequate opportunity to express my views the final verdict was not the one I had hoped for. We were all devastated to think that [our brother] had died in such tragic circumstances and no one had been made accountable.’
– Family of man who died while detained under the Mental Health Act