Advertisement

Inquest into boy killed by polar bear

An inquest is taking place into the death of a Wiltshire school boy, who was killed by a polar bear whilst on an expedition to Norway.

View all 16 updates ›

Last pieces of evidence to be heard in polar bear inquest

Today should be the last day that evidence will be heard at an inquest into the death of a teenager from Salisbury who was killed by a polar bear.

Horatio Chappel was on an expedition in Norway when the animal attacked him in August 2011.

The inquest has heard how the trip wire system that was meant to scare off the bears was not good enough.

The trip leader, who shot dead the polar bear, also told the inquest how his rifle failed to fire when the animal began to attack the group.

More top news