Today a Coroner gave his conclusion of an inquest into the death of Daniel Tozer in 2015.

In response to the conclusion, John Cowman, Director of Services at Mencap, said:

“Danny was a lovely man, our team at Mencap were very fond of him and he is sadly missed.  Our thoughts are with his family and of course the focus today should be on them.

“We are so very sorry that Danny died.  Inquests are difficult processes and we sincerely hope that today’s conclusion has brought Mr and Mrs Tozer’s answers to their questions.

“This was rightly a thorough investigation, and we need time to reflect properly on all the evidence we have heard.   Mr and Mrs Tozer felt that at times Mencap fell short of the high standards which we set ourselves. This is of huge concern to us and we very much hope they will work with us, should they wish to do so.  The work they have done in the memory of their much-loved son has made and will continue to make a difference.” 

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