Parents told to sue over Marine's drink death
Saturday 09 January 1993
Ian Mallard died from alcohol poisoning and inhaling his own vomit after a pub party in June to mark the completion of the 30- week green beret course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.
After an inquest in October recorded a verdict of accidental death, his parents Malcolm and Susan Mallard, from Chester, made a claim for compensation against the MoD for not looking after their son properly.
Their solicitor Peter Anderson, who wrote to the ministry to see if it would deal with the claim outside court, said he was now advising the couple to issue a writ.
'I have not had the response I wanted from the ministry and I am advising my clients to issue High Court proceedings,' he said.
The inquest was told that Ian Mallard died in hospital after drinking up to five bottles of lager and six quadruple or triple cocktails of whisky and vodka. His blood-alcohol level was nearly five times the drink-drive limit.
The Army's legal service will decide in the next few weeks whether the two senior officers at the party will face a court martial.
- 1 Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
- 2 'Do not give them a reason': Baltimore man divides police and rioters in hope of avoiding violence
- 3 X Factor in crisis as numbers of people auditioning plummets
- 4 Baltimore riots: Furious mother marches her son home live on TV
- 5 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
General Election 2015: Tories suspend candidate who said she would never support 'the Jew' Ed Miliband
Bali Nine executions: Indonesia confirms killings of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will go ahead
The four utterly contradictory polls that tell the story of this election and why it is pointless trying to predict the outcome
General Election 2015: Prospect of Labour-SNP coalition makes one in four voters less likely to support Ed Miliband, says survey
Baltimore riots: Furious mother marches her son home live on TV
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
£15000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Well established small company ...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company supplies the ultim...
£27000 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...
£17447 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This organisation is a leading centre fo...