Adam Rickwood's mother Carol Pounder
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Mother of Adam Rickwood hopes for a 'true verdict'

A second inquest into the youngest person to die in UK custody will look at how young people are restrained, a coroner has said.

Adam Rickwood, of Burnley, Lancashire, was found hanged at Hassockfield Secure Training Centre, County Durham, in 2004. He was 14.

Hours before he died, he was struck on the nose - using the Nose Distraction Technique - and carried to his cell.

Adam's mother Carol Pounder said she hoped that the jury will "come back with a true verdict".

  • 10 Jan 2011