Parents of three-year-old girl who died on holiday in Turkey seek inquest into her death

The parents of a toddler who died while on a summer holiday with her family in Turkey are seeking an inquest to investigate the cause of death.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 12:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 12:25 pm
Sheffield Coroner's Court, where the pre-inquest review was held

Lily Gibson, three, from Halfway on the Derbyshire border, died at a hotel in Bodrum, Turkey after seeking treatment and being given medication obtained at a nearby pharmacy.

During a pre-inquest review at Sheffield Coroner's Court on Monday, Assistant Coroner Professor Robert Forrest said all interested parties were required to provide relevant documents related to the case before an inquest could take place.

He said: "...we need to explore every possibility on toxicology. The cause of the death is really central to all of this."

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The documents include, among others, an autopsy report, a police report, a clinical care report and a detailed timeline by the parents leading up to their daughter's death.

Also present in the pre-inquest review were representatives from the travel company.