McAnaspie family to receive his HSE files

The High Court has cleared the way for HSE files to be released to the family of murdered teenager Daniel McAnaspie.

The High Court has cleared the way for HSE files to be released to the family of murdered teenager Daniel McAnaspie.

His sister Cathriona McAnaspie believes certain reports may shed light on how Daniel was cared for and the events leading up to his death.

She wants access to reports written about her brother Daniel by his "guardian ad litem", who was appointed by a court when Daniel first went into HSE care in 2005.

She believes the information may shed light as to whether his violent death aged 17 last year could have been avoided.

Under the Childcare Act, a child who is in care cannot be identified, but his family have argued this no longer applies to Daniel because he is dead.

When the case came to the District Court, the judge questioned whether he had the power to release the documents.

He referred the matter to the High Court which today has given the green light for the files to be handed over to Daniel's next of kin.

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