January 6th, 2024
The Scout Association has apologised to the family of a teenager after his inquest was delayed due to concerns a jury was misled. Ben Leonard, from Stockport in Greater Manchester, died after falling from the Great Orme, Conwy, in August 2018. The 16-year-old was on a trip with Reddish Explorer Scouts at the time. Last year, Mr Pojur issued a report to prevent future deaths, which contained 20 points of concern, to be sent to the Scout Association, after hearing Ben had been unaccompanied by a leader when he fell from the cliff edge.