The Right Honourable Baroness Heather Hallett DBE has been appointed as the nominated Coroner for the inquest into the death of Dawn Sturgess.
Dawn Sturgess was pronounced dead at Salisbury District Hospital on 8 July 2018. The post mortem indicated the cause of her death was Novichok poisoning.
Statement from The Rt Honourable the Baroness Heather Hallett DBE:
“I am grateful to the Secretary of State for the Home Department for agreeing to establish an Inquiry into the death of Dawn Sturgess and for inviting me to chair that Inquiry.
My team will now work through all the necessary arrangements so the Inquiry can be set up early in 2022.”
A third pre-inquest review hearing is planned for 17 December 2021 at the Royal Courts of Justice.