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Second inquest into youth restraint case

A second inquest into the youngest person to die in UK custody will look at how young people are restrained, a coroner has said.

Adam Rickwood, 14, of Burnley, Lancashire, was found hanging at Hassockfield Secure Training Centre, County Durham, in 2004.

Hours before he died, he was struck on the nose and carried to his cell. The High Court ordered a second inquest, saying the technique was unlawful.

The BBC's Chris Buckler reports.

  • 10 Jan 2011
  • From the section UK
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