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Leanne Minick Tragedy: Inquest still gives no answers after 2 years and 4 months | January 23, 2013

As in my previous post into the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of 8 year old Leanne Minick linked here;

Leanne Minick’s Tragic Death at Sandall House – What really happened?

I once again apologise for any upset this post may cause. Its just that I keep seeing searches for “Leanne Minnick inquest” appearing in the google stats of this blog, and it got me wondering about the inquest verdict myself. This led me again to trying to find out what the outcome of the inquest that was held at Poplar Coroners Court had been. To my dismay, i find that today the inquest is still ongoing after 2 years, 4 months and 12 days since the family suffered such a horrendous tradgedy.

At the time, and still online now the Sun reported thather father “Mark Minnick” was blaming a faulty lock for the fall. Mark in that report was directly blaming Old Ford Housing Association

Also if the comments section of my earlier post is correct, the family had tried to secure what they rightly thought was a dangerous faulty locking mechanism and secure it:

Old Ford Housing wasn’t even the Landlords of Sandall House in 2004 so how can they know the child locks were in place.

Also I KNOW Leeanne’s Mother was asked to remove nailed up boards which were put in place by her father as the window was broken and Old Ford didnt bother fixing it.


Leeannes poor body still hasn’t been realeased to bury because on the investigation.

Comment by A family member — October 4, 2010 @ 4:51 pm |Edit This

Can I add that the boards were not put up by her father but her step father. Her FATHER however many months down the line is still upset and angry surrounding his daughters death and still waiting for the inquest to take place. As expected all family members are still very upset about this tragedy and await the full results from the inquest.

Comment by Emma — February 24, 2011 @ 12:54 am

At the time the East London Advertiser front page story into this confirmed the above posters claims stating that a neighbour had informed them that Old Ford Housing Association had ordered the mother to remove the nailed up boards protecting Leanne from such a tragedy and still weeks later had not repaired the faulty locks. Their article online regarding this has since been changed to remove this statement. I would imagine and lay money on it, that Old Fords lawyers has slapped the Advertiser with some form of injunction or other legal tool to remove what they thought were damaging comments.

I fail to understand why what i’d found out about Old Ford Housing Association, the lack of planning approval in the councils planning archives for the installation of the windows, the FENSA scheme all mentioned in my previous post, all of that minor evidence, why after such a long time have the family not recieved any real answers or explanation from the official bodies involved and who are paid to look into these matters.

I’m sorry if people think i’m drudging up the past or that its none of my business, as a previous poster had accused me of, its just at the time as most of us probably felt that this tragedy had struck a chord with a lot of people. As before my deepest sympathies are with the family of Leanne, and i again apologise if any my posts have caused offense.


  1. Not being funny of anything but poor leanne is my family and we are all still so upset about her passing , she has nothing to do with you so mind your own business you don’t kno nothing all you know well what u think you know are on the news and on papers which are a load of lies just but out and let out family be in peace !!!!

    Comment by uknown — March 11, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    • shut up please coz it wernt just your family affected and not everyone is attention seaking like her family
      (like her mum and step-dad)

      Comment by Taylor — June 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

  2. do you know what i was there and she didnt fell out of her window like everyone else was saying. coz me and my friend were the only ones down there when she fell and we fount her. And her “mum” wasent even there to screm and allert nabours she got ther 45 minuts later so i dont know why she is bull craping and when i went to allert her step-dad he shut the door in my face!! at the time i was only11 so imagen how i felt but the two victems were LEANNE and her REAL DAD! She can rest in peace and hopefully all these rumers about her mum fiding her can stop. Also i know what she was wereing where her mum doesnt she was wairing her pink pajamas. R.I.P LEANNE

    Comment by Taylor — June 6, 2013 @ 11:58 am

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