The mother of a schoolgirl who died of an asthma attack linked to air pollution has won the right to seek a new inquest at the high court.
The attorney general moved on Friday to quash the inquest into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah at the age of nine, after new evidence linked it to air pollution spikes from traffic near her home in south London.
After a long fight by her mother, Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, Geoffrey Cox granted her the right to go to the high court for a new inquest.
Kissi-Debrah said: ???Words cannot express how happy I am that the attorney general has taken this decision, and I would like to thank him for reaching his conclusion.