First week of Gaia Pope inquest concludes 

29th April 2022

Gaia Pope went missing on 7th November 2017. Following Gaia being reported missing, searches were undertaken by Dorset Police, Her Majesty’s Coastguard, National Police Air Service, Dorset Search and Rescue and other volunteers. Gaia was found deceased on 18th November.

This week the Senior Coroner for Dorset swore in a jury for this Article 2 inquest that is anticipated to last 11 weeks.

This inquest will examine numerous issues including Gaia’s medical history including mental health treatment, the impact of an earlier rape allegation made by her and the missing person search.

Media reports include commentary from the BBC and the Bournemouth Echo.

Pictured here is 3PB regulatory barrister Susan JonesSusan JonesCall: 2011, a specialist inquests counsel, who is acting for Her Majesty’s Coastguard.