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To: Justice Secretary Dominic Raab & Prime Minister Rishi Sunak


Potential Risk Arising From Toxic Gas In Landfills

We are calling for a truthful public debate and investigation into the tragic death of 7 year old Zane Gbangbola, who died when hydrogen cyanide was found in his home as floodwater rose beneath.

Why is this important?

Zane died in his home on 8 February 2014, a day after his home in Chertsey was hit by severe floods. His parents Nicole and Kye were hospitalised in a critical condition.

Evidence suggests the cause of Zane’s death was hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas that can lurk in unregulated landfill - like the one by their house - released from the ground by mixing with floodwater. But it took Public Health England 14 weeks to confirm to the family that hydrogen cyanide was indeed found in their flooded house. And despite this the pathologist was never told to test Zane’s blood for hydrogen cyanide.

Nicole and Kye are bereaved parents who deserve to know what really happened to their son. They have been left ‘broken’ by the death of their son and frustrated by the lack of answers.

Zane's father Kye, who was left paralysed from the same incident and whose diagnosis is paraplegia due to Hydrogen Cyanide poisoning, says:

“We really want to push and find answers because it is wrong that these risks can occur. Ideally this is something we would like to be able to highlight nationally. This deadly gas has come from somewhere, the authorities need to admit its presence, investigate its source and act to prevent more deaths and illness.

We miss Zane every second of the day and all those who spent time with Zane commented that Zane was a truly remarkable boy. We would not want anyone else to experience this pain and burden of a living hell”.




2023-06-18 20:00:23 +0100

*Fathers* having to fight for their *Children* this *Fathers Day*
Zane died, Authorities Lied!
Do Please Watch and Share ❤🌺

2023-02-09 12:28:50 +0000

It's the 9th Anniversary of our beautiful Zane's death today 🙏🏿 There is no worse pain. Still we rise and we fight for the TruthAboutZane.

2022-12-24 13:39:39 +0000

Dear Supporter,

THEY HAVE DENIED US, They have ignored 117,000 people a request for an IPI into the death of Zane. Our petition delivery was refused.
We’ve written to 10 Downing Street to PM Rishi Sunak to ask for him to help us give Zane the one present we can.
Truth. Justice. Answers.
This will be our ninth Christmas without our son and the Prime Minister has it in his power to help - but will he?

As you can imagine we are devastated. Christmas without Zane is unbearable and our hope for the petition success has been taken from us. We will rise again and come back stronger.

Faith makes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful, May you have all three this Christmas. Cuddle those you love tightly.

Kye & Nicole - Zane's Daddy & Mummy ❤️

2022-11-07 11:39:54 +0000

Here is our video of the delivery of Zane's petition. Please watch our new video and spread far. We are all Zane's voice now - this must not be silenced.

2022-10-23 16:42:23 +0100

We did it! Please see the update here

2022-10-20 14:40:39 +0100

URGENT - We will still be delivering tomorrow!
We wanted to reach out to you all in light of todays events. We will still be delivering Zane's petition tomorrow and will share college green along with the worlds media.

See you there!

Zane's mummy and daddy

2022-10-18 15:17:13 +0100

*Less than a week to go,* *please join us 10.30am Friday 21st October at College Green, Parliament* to deliver the *117,000* signature petition calling for an Independent Panel Inquiry to get the truth recognised.

So much has been invested into this petition so many hours and miles walking around asking people to sign Zane’s petition, so many times have we had to retell of our heartbreak and ask strangers to listen to our crys. So many times have we had to drag ourselves up and spend 8 hours walking the streets asking for signatures and then inputting those to the online petition long after many have gone to bed. We are blessed that so many of you have supported us and we have over the 100,000 target for Zane.

We deliver this petition as a cry for answers, a cry for truth and a cry for an honest investigation into what happen to our son. Please join us or tweet #TruthAboutZane at 12noon on Friday.

See you there

2022-10-15 18:42:07 +0100

*Less than a week to go,* *please join us 10.30am Friday 21st October at College Green, Parliament* to deliver the *115,600* signature petition calling for an Independent Panel Inquiry to get the truth recognised. The simple fact our little Zane died in a home infused with the deadly nerve agent hydrogen cyanide.

*Book* your place though the link below.

It came into our home and killed our little boy.

Enough is enough, end the cover-up.

Zane must have truth and justice. And we will get it if we fight for it.

*Please share*

2022-10-09 15:48:21 +0100

Please Tweet #TRUTHABOUTZANE on Friday 21 October at 12pm.
You can also join us at College Green at 10.30am on the day marching to Downing Street to deliver our 110,000 signatures calling for an Independent Public Inquiry into the death of Zane Gbangbola. @TruthAboutZane
Zane's voice has been taken but collectively we can speak out for Zane, for truth, for the protection of future deaths.

2022-10-02 17:17:06 +0100

Please stand with us. Zane was killed and Kye's legs taken from him. Please stand for those who can't. Be Zane's voice hold up Zane's parents as we all raise our voice for the TruthAboutZane 21st October 11am Parliament. We should be celebrating Zane's 16th Birthday not crying for the truth.Zane died, Authorities Lied!

2022-09-21 11:59:20 +0100

TruthAboutZane supported by

2022-08-03 20:57:54 +0100

Please watch our short video as we prepare to deliver Zane's petition on what should have been his 16 Birthday. #Forever7

Demand: #TruthAboutZane

2022-07-24 17:05:51 +0100

Please join us to discuss the failure of the British legal system to secure justice for Zane, in the face of political pressures and cover-ups.
About this eventIn 2014, the failure to properly investigate and regulate contaminated landfill and the presence of dangerous chemicals by the Government resulted in the tragic death of 7-year-old Zane. Join us to discuss the failure of the British legal system to secure justice for Zane and his family, in the face of political pressures and cover-ups.
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers will be joined by Zane’s parents discussing their ongoing struggle for an Independent Panel Inquiry into his death as well as Deborah Coles, executive director of Inquest, reflecting on access to truth, justice and accountability in 2022.

Date: Thurs 4 August
Register here >>

2022-02-08 17:21:37 +0000

On this day 2014 at 8.23 am Porton Down take command. Hydrogen Cyanide detected 3 times in Zanes home. Zane died and his father in cardiac arrest. FOI show political pressure to determine CO as cause of death. 8 years since 8th Feb 2014.
8 years fighting for truth & justice.
8 years & questions still remain unanswered.
Support Zane's Mum, Dad, Family & Friends.

Demand: #TruthAboutZane

2022-01-10 17:46:30 +0000


2021-12-01 20:09:15 +0000

Zane’s Christmas tree is up. It has been 7 years since my little boy was killed & there isn’t a moment when he is not in my every thought and every heartbeat. It’s as raw today as it was the moment Zane was taken. I will never stop fighting for TruthAboutZane
All I want for Christmas is you Zane x

2021-11-13 17:58:08 +0000

We are beyond proud and moved to announce that at COP26 we launched Zane’s Law aiming to close loopholes in Environmental Protection Act 2010 on registration of landfills. A law that protects our children now, & in the future, from the dangers of landfill & climatic change. The Green Party announce the pursuit of Zane's Law at COP26 Peace and Justice Project. #ZanesLaw

2021-09-12 09:32:12 +0100

Dear Supporters,

Please read todays news.

Boris Johnson is facing calls to order a public inquiry into the death of a schoolboy after the release of official documents from Public Health England sparked claims of a cover-up.

The files reveal that lethal hydrogen cyanide gas was detected in the home of seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola, who died from toxic fumes seven years ago after his family’s home in Chertsey, Surrey, was flooded.

Please shout this from the rooftops and on social media using #TruthAboutZane or @TruthAboutZane 

Many thanks 


2021-06-23 20:00:17 +0100

A Sky News investigation found there are 34 Acid Tar Lagoons officially recorded by councils across the UK there could be more than 150, BUT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS A RECORD OF ONLY TWO. Unregulated landfill sites like these Acid Tar Lagoons are extremely hazardous, corrosive swamps made up of unmanaged dumped mess from oil refineries largely in the 1960s and '70s. Please watch the Sky News report here>>

We await answers to why our little boy was killed and why the chemical gases from extremely hazardous landfills are unmanaged, uncotrolled and killing our children. As soon as it is safe to do so we will be marching to 10 Downing Street to deliver our petition for an independent panel inquiry. Zane died, Authorities lied!

Stay safe

2021-04-28 15:12:49 +0100

The ‘Dark Waters’ US lawyer who took on chemical giant DuPont is speaking at Surrey's new Big Green Festival this week. As portrayed in the 2019 film where he is played by Mark Ruffalo, Rob Bilott started out as a lawyer defending chemical companies.
But he ended up described by the New York Times as "the lawyer who became DuPont's worst nightmare", after exposing the corporation for a decades-long history of chemical pollution.
He is joined on a Global water crisis panel on Saturday by Kye Gbangbola, who lost his seven-year-old son Zane and suffered paralysis caused by hydrogen cyanide after his Chertsey home was flooded in 2014.
Also speaking is BBC investigative journalist Leana Hosea, who directed the award-winning film Thirst for Justice.
Book your place here

2020-12-03 15:34:45 +0000

Please buy a meaningful gift this year and support @TruthAboutZane - for just £20 you can read about a precious little boy, Zane and we ask why did this little boy have to die? Zane died, authorities lied. Order your copy here>>

2020-09-23 17:30:11 +0100

I am proud to announce that the FBU are hosting a memorial for Zane. There is something you can do to give a loud clear message of support. Join us on what should have been Zane's 14th birthday to remember him and demand justice.

2020-09-12 15:45:14 +0100

Spelthorne council accuses coroner of 'cover up' over schoolboy Zane Gbangbola's death and demands inquiry

2020-09-09 16:52:21 +0100


Thursday 10 September 2020 at 6pm
Venue: Skype video conference call

We do not know where this will lead or what will happen. We want actions not words we will reassess things after the 10th when the meeting has been held. There must be a full and fearless investigation from an independent panel inquiry with powers to compel disclosure into Zane’s death. It has been almost 7 years on since Zane’s passing and he was only 7 years old when he died. This has simply taken too long.

Members of the public may hear the proceedings by tuning into the Council’s YouTube channel:

2020-09-05 10:38:30 +0100


Thursday 10 September 2020 at 6pm
Venue: Skype video conference call

Members of the public may hear the proceedings by tuning into the Council’s YouTube channel:

2020-09-05 08:51:07 +0100

Spelthorne Council are holding an extraordinary council meeting on 10th September at 6pm to consider the following motion concerning the death of Zane Gbangbola 6 years ago:-

You can listen in to most of Spelthorne’s meeting on their YouTube channel. They are broadcast live and then available to watch later.

The link for this meeting can be found here…


2020-08-06 15:14:45 +0100

We are on BBC News today 6th August 2020 - Please read: Chemical waste poisoning claims 'backed'

2020-03-31 17:42:28 +0100

Please listen to our Extinction Rebellion Rebel Radio interview

2020-02-22 16:54:45 +0000

Zane's new video following House ofLords Commemoration. Please watch and share widely.
Thank you

2020-02-13 11:51:59 +0000

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer, Richard Burgon and Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham were among those in a House of Lords meeting on Wednesday to insist the government launch an Independent Public Inquiry into the tragedy.

2020-02-10 21:17:48 +0000

100,000 signatures reached

2020-01-16 13:04:58 +0000

Dear Supporters,

URGENT HELP NEEDED - As we approach the anniversary of Zane's death, we ask that we all pull please pull together for one final push to reach 100,000 signatures and march on Downing Street.


Can you please help spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends?


Zane's mummy and daddy

2019-11-25 10:22:28 +0000

Dear Supporters,
Zane is named in the Manifesto!
A public inquiry could open into the death of seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola if Labour win the general election.
Jeremy Corbyn's party made the pledge in its manifesto, which was released on Thursday (November 21), among a number of cases that it has described as "historical injustices".
Within the 105-page manifesto, the party vowed to "consider a public inquiry in the case of Zane Gbangbola", as well as ensuring the "second phase of the Grenfell Inquiry has the confidence of all those affected, especially the bereaved families and survivors".

Little steps but we are pushing forward in everyway we can to get the truth for Zane and ensure that what happened to Zane never happens again. 

Love and Solidarity 

Zane's parents

2019-10-21 22:48:23 +0100

Dear Supporters,
Zane should be 13 today and here is a short video made by Zane's mother

Please also read today's article in the Mirror. General Secretary Matt Wrack told the Mirror: “It is a scandal that Zane’s family still have not heard the truth about his death. We have serious concerns about how the inquest was conducted.

“There are troubling gaps in evidence and many questions that remain unanswered. Surrey firefighters found the deadly nerve gas hydrogen cyanide in Zane’s home.

2019-10-14 19:42:40 +0100

Dear Supporters,

LATEST UPDATE: BBC NEWS Zane Gbangbola evidence targets Thames flood inquest 'gaps'

2019-09-28 16:20:18 +0100

Dear Supporters,

Please see our latest update

2019-07-27 15:19:15 +0100

Dear Supporters,

We have endured corruption and cover-ups overs Zane's death. They have dehumanised Zane in every way they could. We will NOT be silenced and we will NEVER Stop fighting to ensure what happened to Zane never happens again. 

You can order your copy here:

Zane's daddy and I would like to thank you for buying the limited edition book in advance and supporting our quest of Truth and Justice for Zane.


Nicole (Zane's Mummy)

2019-07-16 15:18:05 +0100


IF YOU SIGNED ZANE’s PETITION OVER 5 years ago, please sign again.

Just had an shocking conversation with 38Degrees. The petition signatures have dropped to 82,020! Almost 2000 lost in a second. Because of the GDPR all those signed over 5 years ago are wiped out. So we now have a doubled ended worm. We need to clear 17,000 to make 100,000 before the next harvest of names.

2019-07-03 00:29:52 +0100

Richard Burgon MP Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor tweeted again his support for TruthAboutZane

2019-06-11 16:56:49 +0100

This week thousands of people will be heading to parliament for the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in which 72 loved ones lost their lives. Zane’s parents Kye and Nicole have been asked by Justice4Grenfell to speak outside Downing Street about their campaign to find out the truth and the overlaps of environmental contamination.

If you are able, please join us and show Zane’s parents that they do not walk alone.. Saturday 15th June, 12 noon. Assemble Whitehall opp Downing Street, London W1A 1AA

2019-05-05 12:25:22 +0100

Please donate £20 for a copy of TruthAboutZane book. Once we have sold 2000 copies we can print. Zane's death whilst an inconvenient truth for the authorities must not be silenced. Lessons must be learnt and future deaths prevented

2019-03-30 15:25:02 +0000

50,000 signatures reached

2019-02-19 08:11:28 +0000

Lee Belsten, secretary of the Fire Brigades Union in Surrey, said: ‘It was our firefighters who detected hydrogen cyanide at the property and our members believe that the verdict of the coroner was highly questionable. We will expose the true events and hold to account those individuals and authorities who we believe lied and withheld crucial evidence.’
and short video here

2019-02-15 15:05:13 +0000

Zane the Truth - Please pre-order your copy now!

Get your Advanced order Special Edition hard back with your name in it (Only for the first 2000 people to buy).

Zane's voice will be heard if we shout loud enough. Zane's death must not be silenced.

Purchase at:

2019-02-09 15:48:20 +0000

BBC NEWS - FIRE BRIGADE UNION backing for Zane Gbangbola Thames flood death inquiry - Please see more here >>

2019-01-02 10:48:43 +0000

We would like to wish all of our incredible supporters a Happy New Year! We ask that you stick with us for the forthcoming future, as we need all the support/help we can get to ensure that this never happens to another family.

Zane's mummy spoke bravely with Ian Payne at LBC about her son's tragic death and how being refused Legal Aid three times has assisted the cover-up. You can listen here >>

Truth and Justice for Zane 2019,


Kye and Nicole
Zane's Daddy and Mummy

2018-12-16 18:05:22 +0000

All we want for Christmas is our little boy. Zane died and authorities lied; protecting their reputations and kicking our sons death into the long grass.

Please read our latest blog on yesterday's rally

We want to thank you for helping us at a time when we are most vulnerable. You have truly given us hope and allowed us to fight for our son when we are being crushed both emotionally and financially. Thank you and please give everyone you love an extra cuddle this Christmas.

Kye and Nicole

2018-11-23 07:02:40 +0000

Please join us on 15th December 2018 as we continue to fight for #TruthAboutZane
Little Zane can't enjoy Christmas but we can all be his voice for Truth
Zane Died - Authorities Lied
For full details please go to >>

2018-10-20 08:22:48 +0100

Our precious child Zane, should have been 12 years old on Sunday 21st October, it is a time when many of his little friends are celebrating their birthdays and we soundly appreciate the happiness this brings, as this would be our only wish at the time; for our boy and his friends to all be celebrating and sharing these happy occasions together.

Zane being poisoned in a house infused with the nerve agent hydrogen cyanide detected by specialist HAZMAT at 'Very High Levels' and the cruel failings that followed has created a different world view for us.

Please read our full message here:>>

2018-09-08 11:39:41 +0100

The Gov confirmed Novichok emergency vehicles buried near village of 13,000 “There is absolutely no risk to the public of using hazardous waste landfill sites. These locations are fully sealed and highly regulated to ensure waste is disposed of safely. This is controlled by regulation, overseen by the EA, which specifically ensures that sites are not prone to flooding or other hazards.”

PRESS PAUSE: "This is controlled by regulation, overseen by the Environment Agency, which specifically ensures that sites are not prone to flooding or other hazards.” Mmmmmm! The EA who protected their own property next to Zane's Home and watched as the ‘historic landfill’ (unregulated and unsealed) flooded. Point here also proves even the safest of regulated sites pose a danger when flooded.

Zane died, Authorities lied

to read full article in The Times; click here >>

2018-07-06 11:08:04 +0100

Zane should be graduating junior school today, which is another raw, and painful milestone denied him. So many lost moments, dreams, aspirations. Zane’s parents have not only suffered the loss of their precious child, the paralysis of Zane’s father and the long drawn out fight for truth. Zane’s mum describes grief, as a sign of how much Zane was deeply loved. How Zane could not have been loved more and how every second without him is a moment lost.

Zane’s school included a memorial for Zane during the leavers assembly where in a beautiful and highly moving speech, one of his best friend read of Zane’s many achievements and how their love and friendship has no boundaries. Zane’s Eco Award was given out and the school has a beautiful eco garden dedicated to Zane called ‘Zane’s Garden’

The power of love is stronger than the love of power.

2018-07-06 10:54:41 +0100

The Home Secretary has said yesterday the couple exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Amesbury were exposed in an area that hadn't been part of the clean-up following the Skripal's poisoning months before.

But Sajid Javid also said, "It is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks, our towns, to be dumping grounds for poison."

Yet little Zane's death continues to be kicked into long grass when, The Nerve Agent Hydrogen Cyanide was detected in his home. The Environment Agency protected the property they own next door with gas proof membranes 4 years prior after commissioning reports which showed migrating gases that would ‘kill or cause serious injury’ to occupants, due to the close proximity of the abutting historic landfill site.

2018-06-08 16:31:49 +0100

See the latest issue of @Her_Edit with Andy Burnham . He's the lynch pin between Her_Edit's 2 campaigns for @TruthAboutZane & @Justice4the21 .

52 months today since little Zane was killed and our fight for transparency and truth began. Public bodies continue to protect reputations rather than lives.

Thank you all for your ongoing support.

Nicole (Zane's Mummy)

2018-03-28 07:51:42 +0100

Is it down to luck or public agenda if you secure the truth? Are children's lives less important in the UK?

Please read and share:

2018-03-08 08:08:00 +0000

Today marks 49 months since Zane was killed. What is significant about that, you may ask? Well, for Zane's parents, it's been 49 months since there world came to an abrupt stop and there precious boy was killed. Since that moment on the 8th March 2014, Kye and Nicole have spent every day since fighting for truthful answers,

A highly toxic chemical nerve agent was detected in their house by emergency HAZMAT and government scientists took over the property yet that information was never made public.

Having established that the nerve agent Hydrogen Cyanide, which was used in the gas chambers during the second world war, was the cause of the symptoms….why did all the walls come down and the theory of CO released into the public as speculation.

Zane's mother speaks to LBC Shelagh Fogarty, you can listen to the full 10 minute interview here:

2018-02-25 11:06:53 +0000

2017 Summary - Another year fighting for TruthAboutZane

2018-01-19 01:11:28 +0000

Landfill: A Toxic Ticking Timebomb via @talkfracking
This article has come to our attention. Excellent work and great to have others standing up for Zane in a world where you can feel so alone when fighting for truth and justice.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are"

Thank you all for your continued support. It will be 4 years on the 8th February since Zane was killed and the family will be holding a memorial to remember their precious and much loved little boy, Zane. Please let us know if you would like to join us.

2018-01-11 20:18:14 +0000

The UK government have today set out their 25 year Environmental Plan in which they confirm that they have a role in protecting and improving the environment both at home and abroad.

Will the government put its words of environmental protection being at the heart of the strategy into action where it counts, and deliver the social justice they promise?

If Teresa May wants to persuade people this is more than green washing and government spin, she needs to immediately grant an independent panel inquiry into the death of 7 year old Zane. You UK GOV can’t claim to care about the environment, care about the next generation and then let chemical contamination pollute our homes and kill our children.

Full blog here:

2017-12-06 22:04:00 +0000

As we approach 46 months since Zane was killed and another heartbreaking Christmas without him, Zane's father is invited to speak at Socialism 2017.

Kye said, "The loss of a child is the cruelest thing that can happen to any family. Our beautiful son's death has left us empty and broken.

We have endured the most astounding catalogue of abuse from authorities, but still we fight for justice."

Read the full article here

2017-11-03 10:59:34 +0000

BISHOP JAMES JONES CONDEMNS ‘PATRONISING AND UNACCOUNTABLE’ PUBLIC BODIES what the Hillsborough families' have achieved is a "value to the nation' Please read our update here

2017-10-11 23:55:04 +0100

PLEASE read & share @her_edit - Zane's mum tells her heartbreaking story @TruthAboutZane @HillsboroughLaw

2017-10-05 22:49:33 +0100

You are invited to the gala launch of a unique, global event we're speaking at along with Sir Jonathon Porritt and 10 UK based ClimateKeys pianists. Tickets are available on the door and include a post-concert glass of wine. Hope to see you there and do forward this to your friends and colleagues!

2017-09-13 14:48:26 +0100

Come to @ClimateKeys piano concert - Guest Speaker: Jonathon Porritt - Special Guests: Zane's Parents @TruthAboutZane - ten concert pianists - 25th October 2017 at 7pm London,UK
Details here:

2017-07-11 00:35:17 +0100

BBC NEWS reveal that letters have been sent out to households beside historic landfill sites telling them not to use self closing airbricks which can trap harmful gasses in the subfloor. If you missed it, you can watch here

2017-06-27 00:24:21 +0100

We are marching for TruthAboutZane are you coming with us?

NOT ONE MORE DAY Demo Sat 1 July - The TAZ contingent will gather outside the Langham Hotel Portland Place, W1B 1JA (opp. BBC Broadcasting House) at 11:45am we will then march to Parliament. Our campaign is not political; it is a fight for truth and the protection of others.
Hillsborough taught us that people in positions of serious power will seek to keep the truth about a tragedy from the public. If they can do this to the families of 96 victims imagine what they can do to two parents. Please join us so we never walk alone.

2017-06-21 15:24:02 +0100

The Award winning Radio 4 programme 'File on 4' heavily featured Zane and the toxic legacy of Britain's industrial heritage 'lies' festering beneath our feet in 20,000 former landfill sites. Many of these sites were commissioned long before safety and environmental regulations were introduced so nobody knows what's buried underground and what problems it might create in the future. What 'Lies' Beneath: The legacy of uncontrolled landfill and the tragic and unnecessary death of a little boy in a toxic combination of landfill gases and flooding. You can listen to the programme here:

2017-06-11 08:56:21 +0100

It is now 40 months since Zane's untimely and unnecessary death. Zane's parents continue to fight everyday for a full and fearless investigation into the truth about how their precious child was killed and would like anyone with information to speak to us in confidence, it is essential agencies that are meant to protect the public do the right thing. Walls of silence and misinformation are unhelpful to finding the Truth About Zane, and protecting those at risk. Do not allow a child's death to be swept under the carpet.

2017-03-31 14:41:28 +0100

The Green Party has joined calls for an independent panel inquiry into the death of seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola, who died in 2014 after his home in Surrey was flooded.‘hillsborough-law’-bill-reaches-parliament/

2017-03-31 14:26:43 +0100

A Seven-Year-Old Is Dead - Why Did The Inquest Produce More Questions Than Answers? Article by Jonathan Bartley Green Party Co Leader
The authorities involved in this investigation must be held accountable. We must make sure the truth emerges, for Zane himself, for Kye and Nicole, and for every single person in the UK living next to a landfill site, whether they know it or not. A tragedy like this must never happen again.

2017-03-30 09:21:25 +0100

Historic Bill Presented to Parliament. New Public Authority (Accountability) "Hillsborough Law" can stop more families suffering - historic bill will make it a criminal offence for police officers and other public authorities to cover up wrongdoing and give bereaved families the same resources to make their case at inquests will be presented to Parliament 29 March 2017.

2017-03-12 13:59:06 +0000

BAFTA-winning English naturalist, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60 Steve Backshall and his wife, Olympic champion rower Helen Glover, took a moment as they passed along the Thames, to show their support for Zane's parents and their fight for the TruthAboutZane. Read more here:

2017-02-10 22:46:11 +0000

Three years on from tragedy, fireworks light up the sky for Zane.
"Today we reach out to the other side of pain and injustice that closed Zane's eyes, to a space where we can celebrate and remember Zane,"
Read more and see the short video here:

2017-02-03 16:47:40 +0000

Grieving parents of Zane Gbangbola go to Parliament to speak at the Justice Summit. They join forces with Hillsborough Family Support Group, the Orgreave Truth And Justice Campaign and Justice4the21 Campaign, Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, Sean Rigg Justice & Change Campaign, amongst others to support the call for ‘Hillsborough Law’.

2016-09-18 13:55:04 +0100

Shadow Home Secretary has attacked the 'seriously flawed' inquest

Please read todays full article:

2016-09-13 13:34:17 +0100

Emotional scenes outside Woking Coroner's Court as Zane's parents fight for #TruthAboutZane

2016-07-24 07:02:02 +0100

Inquest shock: Pathologist investigating death of seven-year-old boy tells coroner that police failed to reveal high levels of cyanide gas in child's flooded home.

2016-06-07 16:16:22 +0100

BREAKING NEWS: Gbangbola family denied legal aid for the third time just days before inquest into their son Zane's death


2016-06-05 08:22:22 +0100

BBC News video - Zane's parents say they need a MIRACLE with no legal aid  and only 5 working days before the inquest begins - Truth About Zane

2016-06-02 08:03:38 +0100

UPDATE: With 11 days to go and no Legal Aid granted for legal representation, Zane's parents appear on BBC The One Show. With no Legal Aid and only half the money raised, Zane's parents have written and spoken to everyone and anyone who will listen to try and get answers for their son. Another application has been submitted to the LAA. This will be the third time after the original and appeal were refused.

2016-05-29 07:54:28 +0100

Tragic flood boy's parents MUST be given legal aid, demands coroner in 'cyanide' inquest that's so complicated even he has his own (publicly financed) barrister)

Read more:

2016-05-23 08:07:41 +0100

Criminologist Professor Phil Scraton who was central to revealing The Truth about Hillsborough says that the parents of Zane Gbangbola should get legal aid. Please listen to his interview yesterday with LBC Tom Swarbrick -

2016-05-06 12:35:17 +0100

Hillsborough Verdict a Warning to Authorities on Failings and Cover Ups

The 96 Liverpool fans who tragically died at Hillsborough have finally been recognised as victims of ‘unlawful killing’. I have the highest respect for the friends and families of the victims who fought for years for this recognition for their loved ones. This historic case proves that neglect and cover ups by authorities will not be tolerated, those who are wronged will not be silenced until the truth is recognised.

We must find out the Truth About Zane and we must learn lessons to protect others from suffering the same fate.

The people of surrey and all those and all those in areas touched by flooding must stand by the Gbangbola family, as the people of Liverpool did for the victims of Hillsborough. We must not rest until justice is served. We hope it will not take the agonising 27 years that the Hillsborough families suffered, but if it does we must be there.

2016-04-09 08:35:12 +0100

To hear more of Kye and Nicole, tune in to Tom Swarbrick Saturday 9th April from 12pm on LBC., call on 0345 60 60 973 to text 84850, tweet @TomSwarbrick1 @lbc -
- get in contact and let them know if you think Zane's death is of interest to the wider public and Kye and Nicole should be granted legal aid.

2016-03-01 17:05:12 +0000

Refused legal aid on the grounds that Zane's inquest did not concern "the public interest".
Mr Gbangbola, said "An expectation that broken parents should have to represent themselves... that doesn't seem fair or right in any kind of compassionate legal system," he said.
Ms Lawler added: "The hardest thing you can do is read your child's post-mortem and then be expected to question the very people that did that... they've put us in an impossible situation."
"Our love for Zane will keep us strong... the reason we survived was to make sure that the truth came out," Ms Lawler said.
"We will protect Zane and fight for Zane for the rest of our lives so there's absolutely no way that we will pull out whether we end up doing it ourselves or whether we're able to raise the funds by other means."
Listen here:

2016-02-21 01:09:26 +0000

URGENT UPDATE: Zane's parents now face having to represent themselves at the coroner's inquest. Meanwhile, the Environment Agency, Spelthorne Borough Council and the local NHS trust have all hired QC's and barristers at a cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money to fight the case and the mountain of evidence which proves hydrogen cyanide killed Zane.

How are the grieving parents supposed to argue against 160 years of legal experience between them?
Imagine having to question the pathologist that carried out your precious child's postmortem.

read the full article here >>

2016-02-10 17:14:17 +0000

Dear Friends, A moment of reflection to commemorate 2 years since Zane was tragically killed. Crowds gathered outside the family home for an emotional candlelit memorial, where Zane's parents spoke of their "remarkable" boy who had an "indomitable spirit and was full of life…. “On this day we remember and honour our Zane, our beautiful, funny, kind, intelligent ‘light up people’s lives’ and loving boy Zane.

“He had this great old fashioned quality of being really nice to chat to and speak with. Today we reach out to the other side of pain and injustice and reach behind a time when Zane closed his eyes.

"We talk about the things that he did and the people he touched in his remarkable seven years.”

Zane's parents were also interviewed by BBC News about the new evidence confirming 25,000ppm hydrogen cyanide was recorded in the family home when Zane died. The interview can be watched here

2016-01-03 09:56:54 +0000

Dear Supporters,

As the world wakes up to 2016 we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We thank you all for your love and support and ask you please not allow Zane's death to become a 'last year issue'. The fight goes on.

The inquest touching the death of Zane has been delayed for 5 months to allow to further investigate new evidence recording very high levels of "25,000 parts per million of hydrogen cyanide" in his home. Evidence showed that the matter was taken "extremely seriously" when Government's Cobra emergency committee meetings were held in relation to Zane's death. Environment Agency National Emergency Incident documents were redacted to prevent the public and media knowing the truth.

The 30-day inquest will begin on 13 June, with further pre-inquest review in February.

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