Narrative verdict in polar bear inquest

A coroner has cleared an expedition company of neglect over its responsibility to protect schoolboy Horatio Chapple, who was mauled to death by a polar bear. Four others were injured in the attack including two from Devon.

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Polar bear attack inquest set to end

Horatio Chapple died while on the trip to Norway three years ago. Credit: PA

The inquest into the death of a teenager from Wiltshire who was killed by a polar bear is due to end today.

17-year-old Horatio Chapple from Bishopstone died on an expedition to Svalbard in the Arctic Circle in August 2011.

Four others were hurt in the attack before the bear was shot dead at their camp.


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