Met police apparently investigating TfL for corporate manslaughter

Our campaign to see TfL held to account in the Courts for its mismanagement of the Kings Cross junctions has gone up a notch today – The Times reports today an interview with the Met’s head of traffic death investigation:

‘Detective Chief Inspector John Oldham, head of Scotland Yard’s Road Death Investigation Unit, said: “There is a portfolio of offences that might have occurred. Obviously corporate manslaughter is one of them.’

The contribution of our Cllrs Convery and Braithwaite and others is noted at the end of the online article.  Those who have been following the story on this site will be delighted at The Times reworking of our approach following local conversations with their journalist and their reading of this website.

The Times went out and measured the road, pored through the London cycle design standards, looked through Mr Johnsons apparently self incriminating statements in the Assembly, found the investigating police and went back to the 2008 report that condemned the junction.  It’s an interesting example of a local website working with a national title.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online, trustee. The Indigo Trust.
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4 Responses to Met police apparently investigating TfL for corporate manslaughter

  1. Diana Shelley says:

    I know how hard it is to get a national paper to pick up a local story, so very well done to Will. But even better done to Will for getting the whole issue on the police agenda–it’s exemplary local campaigning!

  2. henderti says:

    I’m still dismayed at TfL’s response to someone asking for access to the Safety Audits that have been done for the Olympic Route Network (Zil lanes) :

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/zil_lanes_and_pedestrian_crossin_2#incoming-241138

    Having delayed since last September, they now argue that it is too late to release the audits as it is now manifestly unreasonable to spend the time preparing the documents and drawings for release with only a short time before the Olympics.

    However, they have decided that it is in the public interest to release them – but only after the Games have taken place !!

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