A coroner has insisted that he has not forgotten about the grieving family of Molly Russell, as the long-awaited inquest into the death of the schoolgirl has been delayed by legal argument.
The inquest into the 14-year-old’s death was due to begin at North London Coroner’s Court in Barnet, North London on Tuesday – almost five years after she ended her life.
The inquest has been delayed again on Tuesday, after previously being delayed when thousands of pages of news evidence about the schoolgirl’s internet history were submitted.
The dragging out of the inquest has meant that her grieving family has been suffering an agonisingly long wait for answers over the role that social media played in her suicide.
Molly Russell’s father, Ian, (left) and her sister (right) arrive at her inquest in north London on Tuesday
Previous hearings have heard how the 14-year-old had engaged with tens of thousands of social media posts in the six months before she died.