David Sandiford Appearing at High Profile Inquest in Sheffield

David Sandiford - instructed on behalf or the National Probation Service by the Government Legal Department - is currently appearing at a high profile seven day inquest in Sheffield Coroners Court.

The deceased, John Gogarty, was murdered by an offender, Ian Birley, who was being supervised by the National Probation Service at the time of the murder. The offender had previously been convicted of murder and was released on licence at the time of this death. The National Probation Service is accordingly an interested party in respect of this inquest. 

The case has been widely reported by the press. A link to the Daily Mail article can be found here:-

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6827249/Convicted-killer-stabbed-65-year-old-death-medium-risk-prison-release.html