Following the Marchioness Tragedy, the Royal Borough of Kensington-Chelsea mandated Coronor Knapman to help identify the victims. What happens next shocked the victims’ families and caused worldwide outrage: Coroner Knapman severed the hands of 27 the Marchioness victims out of the 51 confirmed dead. He severed the limbs without the permission or knowledge of the victims’ […]Read more "BUTCHERY FOLLOWS THE MARCHIONESS TRAGEDY"
Westminster’s Creepy Coroner By TheColemanExperience February 15, 2013 On 23rd October 2002, Chris Pond MP raised serious and urgent questions relating to the conduct of Westminster coroner, Paul Knapman. He sought to highlight the shocking treatment of families of victims of the Marchioness boat tragedy by the creepy coroner. For some unexplained reason, Knapman horrifically allowed the victims […]Read more "MEDIA RELEASE – THE COLEMAN EXPERIENCE"
By Magda Allani Created: 16:22 GMT, 20 August 2011 Excerpt (taken from Original Article) “[…] Even in death, the victims of the Marchioness were subject to strange treatment and robbed of dignity. Westminster coroner Dr Paul Knapman had ordered the removal of hands from 25 bodies, rather than wait for fingerprinting to be carried out […]Read more "Media Release – Marchioness “Butcher” Row"
By Richard Alleyne 12:00AM GMT 09 Dec 2000 THE coroner in the Marchioness pleasure-boat tragedy on the Thames was condemned as a “butcher” yesterday and urged to resign during an inquiry into how the victims were identified. Angela Bensamenn, 56, whose son Dean Palmer was one of the 51 people killed in the 1989 tragedy, vented […]Read more "MEDIA RELEASE – Coroner decried as ‘butcher’ in Marchioness row"
1992 – CORONER KNAPMAN INVESTIGATED In 1992, Dr Knapman refused to stand down during an inquest into his actions. Dr Knapman also refused to resume the inquest into the victims deaths. 1993 – KNAPMAN DISMISSED AND NEW CORONER APPOINTED In January 1993, Margaret Lockwood-Croft and Eileen Dallaglio, mothers of two of the victims, began legal action […]Read more "THE TRAGEDY CONTINUES"