5 Jun 2002

Solomons inquiry into diplomat's death set to go ahead next week

11:14 am on 5 June 2002

The Solomon Islands High Court registrar, David Chetwynd, says the inquiry into a New Zealand diplomat's death is set to go ahead with all relevant documents and witnesses available.

Mr Chetwynd says the inquiry, into Bridget Nichols death, to begin on Thursday week, will be attended by both medical and police professionals.

He says these include Dr Michael Taylor, the New Zealand scientist who undertook the forensic investigation and the medic who attended the scene, as well as others.

"There will be several Solomon Island police officers, including the detective superintendent, Nathaniel Mosesi, who was leading the investigation from the Solomon Islands side and there will be the lead New Zealand detective, Detective Inspector, Brian Pearce and there will be some other police or professional, as it were, witnesses"

Mr Chetwynd says three days have been set aside for the inquiry.