Appeal to Coroner

Scientists prove alarm clock death nurse had rare disorder

A Coroner was this week weighing up whether to reopen an inquest into the sudden death of a nurse.

The move comes after scientists finally proved Countess of Chester Hospital paediatric nurse Lisa Jane Browne died because of a genetic electrical abnormality in her heart. The 27-year-old died from sudden shock after her alarm clock went off at 6am on January 12, 1998.

An inquest recorded the cause of her death as unascertainable. Since then, her family has campaigned to prove Lisa was killed by a rare disorder known as Long QT syndrome. Now DNA tests by Swedish scientists lasting nearly two years have proved they were right.

The results came as tests confirmed Lisa