Did state fail Sheffield man, 27, who died after falling ill on street, inquest will ask

The dates for the inquest into the death of a Sheffield man who tragically died aged 27 have been set at an pre-inquest review.

By Lloyd Bent
Friday, 6th August 2021, 2:46 pm

Speaking at Sheffield Town Hall today, Friday, August 6, assistant coroner Katie Dickinson said that an article 2 inquest into the death of Kieran Barrett would take place over eight days between January 4 and 14, 2022.

An article 2 inquest is one that investigates whether the state failed in its duty of care to the deceased.

The inquest will take place in the town hall in front of a full jury.

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Knutton Road in Parson Cross, Sheffield, where Kieran Barrett fell ill before dying in hospital (pic: Google)

Witnesses will be called from Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, along with paramedics, a police officer, family members, a psychologist, toxicoloist and pathologist.

Mr Barrett died aged 27 after falling ill on Knutton Road in Parson Cross on February 1, 2020.

He had been in the care of Forest Lodge rehabilitation centre in Worrall.

In a statement at the time a South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers were called at around 3pm on February 1 by colleagues at the ambulance service requesting assistance with a patient.

"A 27-year-old man was taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."