The attorney general has agreed to allow an application for a fresh inquest into the death from asthma of a nine-year old girl.

He acted after hearing new evidence linking Ella Kissi-Debrah’s death to illegal levels of air pollution near her home in south London.

Lawyers acting for the family said it was a “hugely important” step.

No individual death has previously been officially linked to illegal levels of air pollution.

In August, Ella’s mother, Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, delivered

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