Parents of three-year-old seek inquest into her death

An inquest has been opened into the death of a Sheffield toddler who died while on a summer holiday with her family in Turkey.

Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 1:32 pm
Sheffield Coroner's Court, where the pre-inquest review was held

Lily Gibson, aged three, died at a hotel in Bodrum, Turkey, last year after being given medication obtained at a nearby pharmacy.

During a pre-inquest review at Sheffield Coroner's Court on Monday, assistant coroner Prof Robert Forrest said all interested parties were required to provide relevant documents related to the case before an inquest could take place.

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“We need to explore every possibility on toxicology,” he said. “The cause of the death is really central to all of this."

The documents include, among others, an autopsy report, a police report, a clinical care report and a detailed timeline by the parents leading up to their daughter's death.

Also present in the pre-inquest review were representatives from the travel company.

Lily's parents declined to speak to the press.

A further pre-inquest review will take place in July, before a decision is made on a full hearing.