In February 2020, more than two years after her death, Gaia’s family won the right to a full human rights inquest into what happened. The inquest will scrutinise the mental health care Gaia received as well as the role of Dorset Police.
Senior Coroner for Dorset Rachael Griffin has said “It is arguable that acts or omissions by Dorset Police may have been or were contributory to Gaia’s death. I am satisfied there has been an arguable breach of the obligations under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”
Several preliminary hearings will take place in the lead up to the inquest as Gaia’s family fight for the right to view evidence about what happened in their search for the truth.
The inquest itself is scheduled for May 2021.