Family face anguish as inquest into death of aristocratic Antiques Roadshow expert could be delayed because coroner can't get the staff

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An inquest into the death of an Antiques Roadshow jewellery expert who died after being restrained by medics while suffering post-natal psychosis could be delayed because the senior coroner has been suspended.

Alice Gibson-Watt, a scion of one of Scotland's most aristocratic families, was taken to hospital in an ambulance after having a psychotic episode at her home.

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The 34-year-old, who had given birth to her first child five weeks earlier, suffered a cardiac arrest and a ruptured liver.

She died later that day in hospital.

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The full inquest into her death, which is due to last two weeks is due start on April 11, will examine the way paramedics used physical restraints on Mrs Gibson-Watt.

It will also look at the way CPR was administered following her cardiac arrest.

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The inquest will hear evidence from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Trust, West London Mental Health Trust, Central North West London Hospital Trust and the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust about their contact with Mrs Gibson-Watts before she died.

But today a pre-inquest review heard the inquiry could be delayed because senior coroner Chinyere Inyama was suspended in October last year.

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In February last year he was found guilty of misconduct after he left sensitive documents relating to the death of teenager Alice Gross on a train.

Families had also reportedly waited months and even years for their loved ones' death certificates.

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Mr Inyama's staff also complained of bullying and harassment.

Mrs Gibson-Watts' inquest will now be heard by assistant coroner Sarah Ormond-Walshe.

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At the hearing today, she said: 'We are having very challenging times still here.

'At the moment I am without a coroner's officer for...
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