The Attorney General has granted the request of a Hither Green Family to have the inquest into the death of 9 -year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah re-opened.
Over 175,000 people signed the family’s change.org petition requesting that new scientific evidence be considered a direct cause of Ella’s death. The evidence regarded the alarming levels of air pollution on Brownhill Road (South Circular ).
The Next Stage: The Kissi-Debrah family has just launched an official crowd-funder to help cover legal costs as they now approach the High Court to quash Ella’s original inquest and order a new one.
Please consider supporting this crowd-funder: This is a local family and within hours of the launch, they are already a quarter of the way towards their target.
Lewisham has some of the highest asthma figures *in the country.*
Air pollution levels are now believed to have a direct causal link to respiratory illnesses.
Most of us in Lee and Hither Green are surrounded by very busy roads, be it Brownhill Rd, St Mildred’s, Manor Lane, Lee High Rd, Burnt Ash Hill…
This could eventually be a case with ramifications for establishing liabilities for local air pollution levels.