Hoarding barrister choked to death on burning junk


A leading criminal barrister choked to death after paperwork littering his waterside apartment was set ablaze by a kitchen hob. Ian Paton, 66, a prosecutor for 40 years and part time judge, died as flames engulfed his £1.2million third floor apartment in Luna House, Bermondsey Wall West near Tower Bridge. Tragically his smoke alarm was not working, Southwark Coroner’s Court heard. Mr Paton, a member of QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers, was pulled from the fire by firefighters but pronounced dead…

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