Date set for journalist's inquest

THE date has been set for an inquest into the death of a Suffolk-based BBC journalist who was shot while working in Somalia.

Anthony Bond

THE date has been set for an inquest into the death of a Suffolk-based BBC journalist who was shot while working in Somalia.

The five-day inquest into the death of Kate Peyton, 39, will take place at Ipswich Crown Court starting on November 24.

Ms Peyton, who lived at Beyton, near Bury St Edmunds, died after she was shot in the country's capital Mogadishu on February 9, 2005.


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At the inquest her family are set to question the BBC about the circumstances in which she was sent to the war zone.

The family is also to call on the BBC to review the steps it takes to ensure journalists are prepared and protected before they are sent into high-risk situations.

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Her family had recently expressed its disappointment following a last minute adjournment into the inquest which was due to take place at the end of July.

This was because lawyers acting on behalf of the BBC requested that the inquest be postponed for legal reasons.

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