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Amy Winehouse inquest to be reheard as coroner not qualified

Amy Winehouse17 December 2012

The inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse is to be reheard after an inquiry found that the coroner in charge of the hearing was not qualified for the role.

The move follows the resignation last week of Inner North London coroner Dr Andrew Reid who quit ahead of an investigation into his decision to appoint his wife as one of his deputies.

Suzanne Greenaway, who recorded a verdict of misadventure at the original inquest into Winehouse’s death, stepped down in November when it emerged she did not have the correct qualifications for the role.

Now Camden Council said a new hearing will be heard at St Pancras Coroner’s Court on Tuesday January 8. However, a spokesman for the singer’s family said they had not requested the hearing be held again.

He said: “The family were happy with the way the original inquest was conducted and did not request it to be reheard.  This seems to be a matter of procedure and the verdict is not expected to change.”

The Back to Black star was found dead at her north London home last year, aged 27.

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