BREAKING: Inquest verdict on Ottery boy’s drowning

The corner said she was ‘satisfied’ an 11 year-old Ottery boy would not have died if he hadn’t gained entry to a swimming pool while on respite care.

Dr Elizabeth Earland recorded a ‘narrative verdict’ of drowning at the conclusion of Adrian Pullman’s inquest this afternoon.

His father Roger, who had waited more than eight years to hear the details surrounding his son’s death while on a respite break, wept at Devon County Hall as the coroner described how Adrian was discovered with his head underwater at the swimming pool at Little Farm near Colyton in August 2003, .

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