Inquest due to be held

PUBLISHED: 12:47 02 February 2006 | UPDATED: 09:32 06 May 2010

Andrew Digby-Cameron

Andrew Digby-Cameron

AN INQUEST into the death of 27-year-old Andrew Digby-Cameron takes place today, two and a half years after he was hit by a lorry on the A1(M). Mr Digby-Cameron, from Shefford, died in the early hours of July 26, 2003 when he ran across the motorway betwe

AN INQUEST into the death of 27-year-old Andrew Digby-Cameron takes place today, two and a half years after he was hit by a lorry on the A1(M).

Mr Digby-Cameron, from Shefford, died in the early hours of July 26, 2003 when he ran across the motorway between Letchworth GC and Stevenage.

Since his death, his father Alan, from Sandy, has campaigned that it was not an accident.

Alan Digby-Cameron believed that foul play was involved and accused the police of not fully investigating the case.

He told The Comet in 2003 that his son had received death threats the week prior to the incident.

However, in December 2005 the lorry driver was found guilty of making a false driving record but it was not suggested that he had driven over his permitted hours on the day of Mr Digby-Cameron's death.

The lorry driver, 48-year-old Dennis Ryan from Ireland, was fined £750 with £750 costs and was banned from driving for a year, although the ban was not effective in Ireland.

In court, Judge John Bevan said to Ryan: "This is a serious case which arises out of a tragedy which was not your fault, but your record keeping was a shambles and deliberately so."

Mr Digby-Cameron, who is attending the inquest today, maintains that his son died in suspicious circumstances.

On Tuesday he said: "I feel absolutely disgusted by it all and we want an independent investigation.

"We have a barrister representing us who has an interest in this sort of thing but key witnesses won't be there.

"I have continually asked the coroner to adjourn the inquest so that the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) can start their investigation but my requests have been denied.

"I'm hoping the barrister will ask for an adjournment and ask the police to go away and do their investigations properly.

"No family should have to go through this, we just feel that the whole thing has been covered up and I'm not feeling optimistic at all about the inquest.

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