SCA can appear at death inquest

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SCA have been given permission to appear at the inquest into the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

Lawyer for SCA, Maya Sikand, said that because of the station's "perceived involvement" with Saldanha's death it should be able to examine witnesses "where appropriate".

The lawyer for the family, John Cooper QC, has raised questions as to whether SCA called the hospital prior to broadcasting the prank call:

"As far as we are aware no such contact was made."

British MP Keith Vaz spoke to reporters outside the court saying:

"Today marks the beginning of the end as far the legal process is concerned but it does not take away the terrible grief the family are still suffering,"

"The next few weeks are going to be very difficult for the family until May 2 when, of course, the inquest will begin."

Mel Greig and Michael Christian will not be called to give evidence at the inquest.

Read more at ninemsn here.

Pic: ABC

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