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Dominic Kay QC represents Zoo at tiger keeper Inquest

Dominic Kay QC represented Hamerton Zoo Park at the recent inquest into the death of Rosa King, the head carnivore keeper who was killed at work by a Malayan tiger.

After several days of evidence, the jury concluded the zoo had a system which relied upon the individual keepers closing the tigers out of any area into which they wished to enter by use of steel safety slides, that the deceased had entered the enclosure at a time when the slides throughout the male tiger’s enclosure were open and as a consequence the tiger had been able to gain access to the area in which the keeper was working. The keeper was attacked by the tiger as she attempted to leave the enclosure and died as a result of her injuries. The jury concluded the death was accidental.

The Assistant Coroner has indicated his intention to make reports under regulation 28 to several organisations, including public bodies.

Dominic was instructed by Huw Edwards and Emma Cahill at Langleys.

Read a press release here.



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