Royal hoax nurse DJs

The Australian DJs involved in the hoax phone call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge could still face prosecution. The call was taken by Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse from Bristol. Three days later she killed herself.

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Prank call DJs could face Aussie charges

The Australian radio presenters behind a prank phone call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge during the early stages of her pregnancy could still face prosecution. The call was taken by Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse from Bristol.

Three days later she killed herself. Now, Scotland Yard has asked Australian police to consider whether the DJs committed any offence under Australian law. Jonty Messer reports.

Royal hoax nurse's family in court as inquest date set

The full inquest into the death of Bristol nurse Jacintha Saldanha will be held on 2 May 2013, a coroner decided today.

Miss Saldanha, from Southmead, was found hanged three days after putting through a hoax phone call about the Duchess of Cambridge, who was being treated at the hospital in London where she worked. Today her husband and two children, along with the Labour MP Keith Vaz were at court.

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Date set for royal hoax nurse's inquest

The full inquest into the death of Bristol nurse Jacintha Saldanha will be held on May 2nd, a coroner has decided.

Miss Saldanha, from Southmead, was found hanged three days after putting through a hoax phone call about the Duchess of Cambridge, who was being treated at the hospital in London where she worked.

Today her husband and two children, along with MP Keith Vaz were at a hearing to fix a date when the inquest can place:

Inquest date to be set for royal hoax nurse

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Credit: The Saldanha family

A date will be fixed today for the full inquest into the death of Bristol nurse Jacintha Saldanha. Mrs Saldanha was found hanged three days after putting through a hoax phone call about the Duchess of Cambridge, who was being treated at the London hospital where she worked.

A hearing in London will decide the timetable for the inquest.

Nurse's family 'disappointed' over inquiry time frame

Jacintha Saldanha was found hanged after a hoax phone call from two Australian DJs Credit: Family handout Credit: Police

Labour MP Keith Vaz has welcomed the fact London's King Edward VII's Hospital is conducting an internal inquiry into the death of royal hoax nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

However Mr Vaz, who acts as a spokesman for Ms Saldanha's family, said he is also "disappointed that it will take such a long time for the results to be made available to the family".

"I feel that it would have been in the family's best interest that there should have been an independent element of the inquiry", he continued.

Royal hoax nurse's family still waiting for answers

Jacintha Saldanha's husband Benedict Barboza, daughter Lisha and son Junal Credit: Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The family of Jacintha Saldanha, the Bristol nurse who was found hanged following a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge, have yet to receive answers from bosses at London's King Edward VII's Hospital about her death.

Labour MP Keith Vaz, who has supported the family, said, "Despite the fact that the family have sent a list of 40 questions to the hospital they still seem unwilling to answer them".

Ms Saldanha's husband and her two children are also waiting to hear from bosses of the Australian radio show at the centre of the hoax.

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