Air pollution where girl died in London ‘should have been treated as emergency’

Air pollution where girl died in London ‘should have been treated as emergency’

Inquest into Ella Kissi-Debrah’s asthma death hears Lewisham council was slow to tackle issue

Illegal levels of air pollution in the area where a nine-year-old girl lived and died should have been treated as a public health emergency, an inquest heard.

Instead the London borough of Lewisham moved at a “glacial pace” to take steps to address toxic air from traffic where Ella Kissi-Debrah lived and went to primary school, the inquest in south London was told on Monday.

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