Colchester: Cassie McCord was ‘unlawfully killed’

A CORONER has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing after an inquest into the death of a Colchester teenager who died following a road accident.

Student Cassie McCord died after she was struck by a car driven by 87-year-old Colin Horsfall on February 7.

Following the incident, it emerged police had spoken to Mr Horsfall on February 4 after he was involved in a minor collision at a Colchester supermarket.

Since the tragedy, Cassie’s mother, Jackie McCord, and senior officers have pushed for a change of law to allow officers to suspend a driver’s driving licence if police consider them to be unsafe.

Speaking after the inquest, Mrs McCord, who was filmed outside County Hall in Chelmsford today, said it was the “absolute right verdict.”

Cassie, who was studying at The Sixth Form College, Colchester, suffered a serious head injury and a broken leg in the crash. She later died at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.

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