An inquest into the death of school teacher Lucy Meadows, a trans woman whose gender transition was the subject of undue media scrutiny, has resumed today in Lancashire.
An inquest was originally opened in March at Blackburn Register Office, but was adjourned after a brief hearing. Coroner Michael Singleton asked for various reports to be completed to establish a cause of death before the inquest could be resumed today.
Before her death, Meadows had contacted the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) in January to complain about the way she had been treated in the press after her gender transition was made public by a local paper and then the wider national media in December of last year.
Last December, Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn wrote disparagingly about Meadows in a column, and has since been the subject of renewed criticism, following her death.
Meadows’ January complaint to the PCC was not specifically against Littlejohn, but of general press behaviour.