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Trial date set in abortion death
03 Jul 2015 22:10
The trial of three medical staff accused of the manslaughter of an Irish woman who had travelled to the UK for an abortion is expected to start next year.
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At a hearing today in London, the Central Criminal Court was told the trial of doctor Adedayo Adedeji and nurses Gemma Pullen and Margaret Miller is expected to start on 7 March 2016 and last between five and six weeks.
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The trial is also expected to hear from a variety of medical experts.
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All face manslaughter charges in relation to the death of 32-year-old Aisha Chithira in 2012 after she had attended the Marie Stopes Clinic in Ealing to have an abortion.
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Ms Chithira, who was originally from Malawi but living in Ireland, had travelled to the clinic and the procedure was carried out at 4.30pm on 21 January 2012.
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She had travelled to a friend's house in Slough that night where an ambulance was called.
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She was declared dead at 10pm.
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Only Dr Adedayo Adedeji attended today's hearing.
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All three are charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and failing to take reasonable care.
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