A campaign called 'Truth About Zane', calling for an Independent Panel Inquiry into the death of 7 year old Zane during the floods and to protect the public
It is now 42 MONTHS on and the public agency wall of silence continues.
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In the early hours of 8th February 2014, Zane aged 7 and his mum and dad, were all taken ill from their Surrey home which was infused with ‘25,000 parts per million very high readings of Hydrogen Cyanide Gas’ According to the National incident Log read out at a coroner hearing December 2015.
25,000ppm Hydrogen Cyanide is many times greater than used to kill people in WWII Concentration camps.
An ambulance was called and all 3 were taken to hospital. Both Kye and Zane had suffered cardiac arrest. Zane died, Kye remains paralysed from the waist down.
The incident occured during the floods, which consumed the area earlier this year. Surrey Fire Brigade specialist incident team attended and found Hydrogen Cyanide Gas.
The question becomes what kind of a country do we live in where there is no investigation into the high levels of a deadly gas in an area, or its source found!
Zane's parents believe there needs to be a thorough investigation. The existence of a landfill was denied by the authorities. After Zane died the truth of 8 decades of dumping and migrating hazardous landfill gas that kills were discovered by the BBC national news.
The Hydrogen Cyanide was detected by experts in toxic incidents; Fire and Rescue HAZMAT and DIM Team that attended Zane’s home within minutes of the family being removed. Hydrogen Cyanide is a colourless gas, which has in the past been linked to historic landfill sites.
Mr Gbangbola's lawyer, said:
"There seems to have been a rush to judgement that this was Carbon Monoxide poisoning. There is a possibility that floodwater could have come through the contaminated land and into Zane's house.
"We understand that the presence of Hydrogen Cyanide necessitated the clearance of neighbouring properties and a public health warning for those in the area feeling unwell to seek urgent medical assistance.
"If this is the case then many more people could be at risk and a full investigation of the ex landfill site needs to be undertaken as a priority"
Zane's parents would like anyone with information to speak to us in confidence, it is essential agencies that are meant to protect the public do the right thing. Walls of silence and misinformation are unhelpful to finding the Truth About Zane, and protecting those at risk. Do not allow a child's death to be swept under the carpet.
MP ATTACKS 'SERIOUSLY FLAWED' INQUEST
Comment by Andy Burnham, Shadow Home Secretary:
I first met Zane’s family at a meeting in Westminster following the historic inquest earlier this year which finally delivered justice after 27 years for the families of those who died at Hillsborough.
I wanted MPs to confront a simple question: what changes to the law did we need to make inquests fairer for the bereaved?
We heard how families had been denied legal aid and were forced to spend their life savings and even borrow large sums in the quest for the truth.
In the questions at the end, a woman told Margaret Aspinall, the leading campaigner whose son James died at Hillsborough: ‘The injustice you faced is still happening today. My son’s inquest is due to start in a few weeks.
'Public bodies are involved and they have got QCs to represent. But we have been denied legal aid.’
Mr Burnham wants an end to families feeling like they are 'on trial' at inquests
Straight away, I saw in Nicole Gbangbola the same dignified determination that was the hallmark of the Hillsborough families.
A few days later, I met Nicole and Kye and heard about the tragic death of Zane. My alarm bells started ringing.
Given that so many public bodies were involved, how could this family have been denied legal aid?
But worse was to come at the inquest. Witnesses crucial to the family’s case were simply not called. Evidence relating to the family’s concerns about cyanide from a local landfill was ruled out.
One of the QCs even admitted in open court that his aim was to ‘discredit the family’.
I am not in a position to say what the truth about this case is. But once again an inquest leaves a bereaved family feeling like it was they who were on trial.
The sad fact is that, in 2016, bereaved families are no better protected than the Hillsborough families in 1990.
As a result, new injustices are being created all the time.
That’s why I am campaigning for the proposed new Hillsborough Law. This would compel public officials, and their QCs, to be truthful and open at inquiries.
And it would guarantee equal legal funding when bereaved families are up against the state.
Later this year I will invite the Gbangbolas to Parliament to speak in support of this law.
I want the British Establishment to hear the impassioned call of these decent, ordinary people: Stop putting us on trial.