Natalie Bennett, who met with the family today (7 March) wants the Prime Minister to provide assistance like he did for a family whose two children died at a hotel in Corfu in 2006.
“To lose a child under any circumstances is tragic, but the manner in which Zane died is truly terrible. I am in awe of the family’s determination to find out what happened that night and I’ll do all that I can support them.
“The Gbangbola family need all the support they can get and I urge the Prime Minister to make the necessary moves to ensure they are given legal aid. That is within his gift, he is able to do it, just like in 2014 when he intervened to guarantee legal aid for a family whose two children were tragically killed by fumes whilst sleeping in their hotel room in Corfu.”
On the night of 8 February 2014, all three family members were taken to hospital. Both Kye (father) and Zane had suffered cardiac arrest. Zane died and Kye remains paralysed from the waist down.
Almost 30,000 people have signed a petition calling for an investigation and public debate into the death of Zane.