Thursday 23 November 2017

Trial date set for medics charged over death of woman who travelled from Ireland to UK for abortion

Gemma Pullen
Gemma Pullen
Margaret Miller
Dr Adedayo Adedeji

Emily Pennick

Three medics will go on trial next year charged over the death of a woman who travelled from Ireland for an abortion in England.

Aisha Chithira, 32, died after having a termination at a Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, west London, on January 21 2012.

Dr Adedayo Adedeji, 63, from Hornchurch in Essex, is accused of her manslaughter by gross negligence.

Two nurses, Margaret Miller, 54, from Camberley in Surrey, and Gemma Pullen, 31, from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, also face the same charge.

At a brief hearing at the Old Bailey, judge Rebecca Poulet QC fixed a six-week trial to start on March 7 next year and a plea and case management hearing on November 27.

All the defendants are on bail.

Press Association

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