What is a narrative verdict?

Following an inquest, a coroner can return a 'narrative verdict'. This is a factual statement of the circumstances surrounding someone's death, without attributing the cause to an individual. Narrative verdicts have been an option for coroners in England and Wales since 2004.

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Dead spy: MI6 staff face inquiry

The Met Police Commissioner has announced that detectives investigating the death of MI6 officer Gareth Williams will have direct access to his colleagues and material for the first time.