Coroner has ‘not forgotten’ Molly Russell’s household as quest for solutions delayed

Coroner has ‘not forgotten’ Molly Russell’s household as quest for solutions delayed


he inquest into the demise of teenager Molly Russell has been delayed by authorized argument as a coroner insisted he had not forgotten her “grieving” household.

The inquest into the 14-year-old’s demise was on account of start at North London Coroner’s Court docket in Barnet on Tuesday – virtually 5 years after she ended her life.

Molly, from Harrow, north-west London, is thought to have seen materials linked to nervousness, melancholy, self-harm and suicide earlier than her demise in November 2017, prompting her household to marketing campaign for higher web security.

Earlier hearings have heard how the 14-year-old had engaged with tens of 1000’s of social media posts within the six months earlier than she died, together with content material which “raised issues”.

Molly’s father was on account of give a pen portrait of his daughter on Tuesday, however authorized argument in regards to the media’s entry to paperwork within the inquest postponed proceedings till Wednesday.

Coroner Andrew Walker raised issues that the publishing of sure social media posts accessed by {the teenager} earlier than her demise may have a unfavourable impact on their authentic creator.

“It’s that one problem of guaranteeing that if there’s materials, which may have an effect on the creator… we cope with it in a delicate manner,” he stated.

Addressing the delays on the finish of the day’s listening to, the coroner stated: “It’s very troublesome for the household in inquests equivalent to this the place there are numerous authorized issues to debate.

“On the coronary heart of each inquest lies a grieving household and that’s one thing I’ve not forgotten regardless of all of the work that has been carried out by counsel at the moment to attempt to transfer this case additional ahead.”

The courtroom beforehand heard how on Twitter, Molly tweeted or retweeted 460 occasions, appreciated 4,100 tweets, was following 116 accounts and had 42 followers.

She was a way more energetic person of Pinterest, with greater than 15,000 engagements, together with 3,000 saves, within the final six months of her life.

Molly didn’t have a Fb profile.

However within the final six months of her life, she was partaking with Instagram posts about 130 occasions a day on common.

This included 3,500 shares throughout that point, in addition to 11,000 likes and 5,000 saves.

Discussions between attorneys representing Molly’s family members, social media giants Meta and Pinterest, and the media are on account of resume on Wednesday.

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