Yesterday a coroner expressed surprise at why a doctor was summoned.
‘Even though there was no head, and the maggots, you had to call him in?’ Dr Shirley Radcliffe asked Det Insp Chuk Gwams.
The officer replied: ‘Yes Ma’am. They are the experts, we are not.’Now, there's a hell of a lot of sniggering in the comments, but if the 'Mail' doesn't know any better, the coroner certainly should!
Yes, they do have to have life certified extinct by a qualified doctor. It's the law. The police officer didn't write it...
Why is this not a story about a coroner who is apparently ignorant of that fact?