THE process into an inquest into the death of a 16-year-old boy killed in a Stalybridge car crash has begun.
Shae Marlow died in November when the Volkswagen Golf he was driving collided with a wall on Wakefield Road.
It is thought the teenager’s vehicle was being followed by police after reports of an attempted burglary at a shop on Ambleside at Ridge Hill.
The car collided with the wall about one mile away at 6.30pm on Tuesday, November 3, a short time after the pursuit started.
Shae, of Stalybridge, was pronounced dead at the scene. Now a pre-inquest review has been held at Manchester South Coroner’s Court in Stockport.
It was decided a further hearing will be held on December 7 and a final inquest will take place on April 25 next year.
A pre-inquest review sets out how a final hearing will run and how long it will run for. It also ensures all relevant documents and witnesses are secured so the coroner can fully investigate the circumstances.
No evidence was heard and no witnesses were called.
Shae’s death sparked an outpouring of grief from friends, with many leaving roadside tributes at the scene.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct opened an investigation into the incident.
And a spokesman confirmed to The Correspondent that it found no officers acted improperly.
They said: “We carried out an independent investigation into the actions of police prior to a fatal collision in Stalybridge on November 3.
“We completed our investigation in July and have provided a copy of our final report to HM Coroner, to assist with the inquest process, and Greater Manchester Police.
“During our investigation we did not find that any officers involved in this tragic incident may have committed a criminal offence or behaved in a manner justifying the bringing of disciplinary proceedings.
“We will publish our findings at the conclusion of the inquest process.
“Our thoughts remain with all those affected.”