Hugh Duggan and Erica Duggan petitioned the Foreign Office to put pressure on the German authorities to reopen the investigation into their son Jeremiah's death in March 2003.

Hugh Duggan and Erica Duggan petitioned the Foreign Office to put pressure on the German authorities to reopen the investigation into their son Jeremiah’s death in March 2003.

A new date has been set for a three-day London inquest into the 2003 death in Germany of 22-year old Jewish student Jeremiah Duggan.

His mother Erica, who lives in Golders Green, has fought for justice for years, and has long suspected the “cult-like” far-right group LaRouche of involvement.

At the time, German police recorded Jeremiah’s death as suicide, after the north London student’s body was found on the autobahn near Wiesbaden, hours after attending an event organised by LaRouche, which he believed was a conference concerning the problems in Iraq.

The inquest, which will be held 19-21 May at Wood Street Coroners Court in Barnet, comes five years after the High Court ordered a fresh UK inquest, citing evidence of possible “foul play” which should be investigated.

Last year Jeremy Hyam, the Duggan family’s lawyer, said the order to reopen the investigation came after a court in Germany “concluded that the facts as found by the prosecutor appeared to be impossible in the light of the evidence available”.

This week Duggan said: “German authorities failed to properly investigate. Why? I hope that at this Public Inquest the danger that I believe is still out there is publicly exposed and that others do not suffer the fate that cut short my son’s life.”