“We are profoundly concerned by the conduct, the content and the outcome of Zane’s inquest.
“Our concern regarding the rejection of our application for legal aid, clear deficiencies in the administration of evidence and given the contested circumstances, the failure to have that evidence heard before a jury.
“This extends beyond our case and is a matter of public concern. We requested legal aid and an Article 2 inquest with a jury and both were rejected.
“Zane’s inquest was deficient legally and evidentially.
“We applied for full disclosure and this was rejected. The inquest satisfied neither our [interest] nor the public interest and at the discretion of the coroner, the primary concerns were not addressed and significant evidence not given to us - nor examined.
“We were also dependant on public donations to gain legal representation and present our case while the authorities had considerable resources. This was a significant failure in achieving equality of arms.
“As a consequence, we requested an independent panel of inquiry.
“The precedent being the Hillsborough independent panel to review all documentation from all interested parties, specify witnesses not called to this inquest and to make recommendations accordingly.
“Only when all of the available evidence is assessed by a panel with the collective expertise to provide a thorough and open examination of all of the available material and to make informed recommendations will we consider that the state has acted in the best interests and therefore in the public interest.
“We expect to be consulted on the membership of such a panel.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the public who have supported us in our quest for justice for Zane.
“At the top of this was a deeply loved boy. A very special little boy. The world is a much poorer place without Zane.
“Our love for Zane keeps us going and while we have breath in our bodies, we fight to expose the inconvenient truth.”