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Widow’s inquest cash plea hits £28,000

05 May, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

Nadja Ensink-Teich and Jeroen Ensink

THE widow of stabbed Dutch biologist Jeroen Ensink has raised more than £28,000 in a week for a legal fund that will allow her to be represented at the inquest into her husband’s death.

Nadja Ensink-Teich, wife of Dr Ensink, who died in a random attack outside his Tufnell Park home, has been denied state funding for legal representation at the hearing.

The inquest, which will be held in November, will explore the interactions of police, prosecutors and mental health professionals with the killer in the months leading up to her husband’s death.

Dr Ensink, 41, was killed after he went out to post cards to tell friends and family of the birth of his daughter, Fleur, 11 days earlier.

His widow wants to know how Femi Nandap, 23, was at liberty when he stabbed Dr Ensink, after it emerged that charges against him alleging assault on a police officer and knife possession were dropped six days before the killing.

It now looks likely she will continue to be represented at the inquest by solicitor Charlotte Haworth Hird, of Bindmans, and human rights barrister Alison Gerry, from Doughty Street Chambers.

Ms Gerry specialises in prison law, actions against the police, inquests, mental health, and public law. The fundraising target has been stretched to £40,000.

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