Coroner: Dr Andrew Reid

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In his summing up of the inquest into Mark’s death at Poplar Coroner’s Court on 4th October 2007, the Coroner, Dr Andrew Reid, said,

“The sound of his (Mark’s) impact on the ground was heard by a person in a neighbouring flat in the block 18 of Fieldgate Mansions. This person also heard preceding the impact with the ground, the sounds of a number of people up and down the stairs preceding this final event.

………….I will no longer go on any further to consider the possibility that Mr Blanco committed suicide, I can exclude it unreservedly. On the evidence I have heard, my only conclusion can be an Open Verdict. I am going to ask the Metropolitan Police Service to review and re-open the investigation.”

Taken from the inquest transcript.