Inquest into crash death of teenager will not resume


An inquest into the death of a Jehovah's Witness who refused a blood transfusion will not resume.

Joshua McAuley, 15, died in May last year after he became trapped between a car and a shop when it veered off Cape Hill in Smethwick, West Midlands.

Mahamed Salam, 29, of Kendrick House, West Bromwich was jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving after he pleaded guilty on 24 March.

Coroner Robin Balmain said the inquest would not resume after the conviction.

Under section 16 of the Coroners Act a death certificate can be issued following the conviction of someone for causing the deceased person's death without the need to continue with the inquest.

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