Today the pre-inquest review into the death of Sadie Salt is to be heard. Sadie, aged 2, died in November 2020 in hospital following an incident at her nursery, where it is thought she choked on a sausage during lunch with the other children. This review will consider whether there are wider public interest issues involved in the young girl’s death and clarify the events leading up to her death.

Her parents, Zoe and Adam Salt, made the below statement:

“In the time that has passed since Sadie’s death we have suffered grief and heartbreak that no family should have to endure. Nothing can make up for the devastating loss of our daughter, but part of being able to come to terms with what happened will be hearing a clear account of the events of that day. We are grateful to the coroner for at this early stage making the space to consider whether there are wider public interest issues surrounding the death of Sadie.”

Her parents are represented by Jeremy Hyam QC and Charlotte Gilmartin, instructed by Thomas Jervis and Jill Paterson, Leigh Day. For further information please see the Leigh Day website here.