ALERT AFTER RAF TRAGEDY
Sunday People|January 10, 2021
Coroner warns top brass over sergeant’s suicide
Sean Rayment

A CORONER has sent an urgent alert to military top brass over care failings after an airman hanged himself.

Sonia Hayes took the rare step of issuing a Regulation 28: Report to Prevent Future Deaths notice after RAF sergeant Paul Hills’ inquest.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, the head of the RAF, and legal chief Air Vice Marshal Tamara Jennings were among top figures who were named in the document.

North East Kent assistant coroner Ms Hayes listed concerns she feared may lead to more deaths.

And three days after she sent the file, RAF sergeant Amy Womersley was found dead in a suspected suicide.

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