Currently the Law states that a Fatal Accident Inquiry cannot be held when a death happens outside of Scotland. However a mother, whose son drowned whilst on holiday abroad, has urged MSPs to change the law over Fatal Accident Inquiries.
Julie Love, from Glasgow, put forward a petition to the Scottish Parliament’s public petitions committee following the death of her son last year. Her son was on a cruise to Venezuela but drowned in a swimming accident.
The petition that Ms Love put forward urges the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths (Scotland) Act to be amended to oblige local fiscals to investigate sudden deaths abroad and apply to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry unless they are satisfied that the case has been fully investigated.
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