Confidential document found near Romford ice rink

A confidential death document, which details the last moments of a young man’s life, has turned up on a grass verge in Romford.

Now an investigation has been launched by the London Ambulance Service (LAS), who say they are taking the loss “very seriously”.

A member of the public found the two-page document on the grass outside Romford Ice Rink, in Rom Valley Way, Romford. The witness statement – a legal manuscript – may have been included in evidence during the young man’s inquest. In it, an Ilford emergency medical technician gives a highly-detailed account of the moment he and a female colleague are called to the man found hanged.

The passerby who found the document said: “Due to the sensitive nature of the report I do not think it should be for public reading and the person who was responsible for its safe-keeping should have ensured this was the case.”

An LAS spokesman: “We take any loss of confidential information very seriously. We have started an investigation into how it occurred and we will take any action necessary to prevent it happening again.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter