TruthAboutZane Campaign Fund
Zane was a lively and happy little boy who brightened the lives of all who met him.
Zane died in his home on 8 February 2014, a day after his home in Chertsey was hit by severe floods. His parents Nicole and Kye were hospitalised in a critical condition.
Officials are investigating whether Zane’s death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. But family, friends and the fire services crew have highlighted that there is evidence to suggest the real cause was hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas that can lurk in unregulated landfill, released from the ground by mixing with floodwater.
The fire and rescue team who attended the incident and monitored the air in the family home confirmed very high levels (25,000 parts per million) of hydrogen cyanide were present. Hydrogen cyanide was also found in the family's blood. It is understood that hydrogen cyanide can be released into the breathable atmosphere from flood water following a change in pressure or temperature. If this was the cause of Zane’s death, then clearly there are issues of public safety that require urgent attention.
After Zane and his family were taken to St.Peter’s hospital in Chertsey, the police and fire services evacuated nearby homes and a public health warning was issued for those in the area feeling unwell to seek urgent medical assistance. Seventeen other local residents and police officers were ambulanced to hospital, isolated in contamination areas and then tested and and observed.
Despite the reports high levels of hydrogen cyanide were found at the property, reports in the press suggested Zane’s death may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from pumps in the family home. The family have said that the only pumps which were on at the time were electric. The house is a rare all electric house with no gas supply and no capability of generating carbon monoxide. No carbon monoxide was recorded in the family home despite several sweeps of the house.
Also, it took Public Health England 14 weeks to confirm to the family that hydrogen cyanide was indeed found in their flooded house and amazingly, despite the immediate finding of hydrogen cyanide in the home, the pathologist was never told to test Zane’s blood for hydrogen cyanide.
However, as early as March, the family sent a report to the coroner suggesting excellent lines of enquiry including testing for hydrogen cyanide. They are still to confirm what actually killed Zane.
The family’s own investigations into the surrounding area have since revealed that a field 6 metres from their home that contains a lake and looks so idyllic, is actually contaminated land but this did not show in environmental searches. Zane’s parents bought the house in 2004, when an environmental report showed no land contamination.
However, subsequent reports for a neighbouring property in 2011, and for their own home, ordered by Zane’s parents last month, indicate contamination due to an old landfill site behind their home, now an infilled lake.
Both Mr Gbangbola, who still has to use a wheelchair following his illness, and Ms Lawler believe there is a chance that families in other homes may be at risk since restrictions on what could be dumped at landfill sites in the past were less stringent. Also, no notice was given to the home or business owners in the area that would have been affected by the reclassification to contaminated land.
In short, it appears that the very agencies here to protect us believe the truth will do more harm than good. Their focus is on the avoidance of national hysteria over the possible risk posed by old contaminated, undisclosed landfill sites throughout the UK. How many are there? Could you be living by one? Zane’s parents are deeply concerned that all possible causes of his death are not being investigated fully.
Nicole and Kye are bereaved parents who deserve to know what really happened to their son. Also, they are currently homeless, unable to return to their home and Kye is still in a wheelchair. They have been left ‘broken’ by the death of their son and frustrated by the lack of answers.
Mr Gbangbola said: “We really want to push and find answers because it is wrong that these risks can occur. Ideally this is something we would like to be able to highlight nationally. This deadly gas has come from somewhere, the authorities need to admit its presence, investigate its source and act to prevent more deaths and illness.” He said “We miss Zane every second of the day and all those who spent time with Zane commented that Zane was a truly remarkable boy. We would not want anyone else to experience this pain and burden of a living hell”.
Help us get the truth about Zane’s death. Join the campaign for a proper public debate to establish the truth and ensure a tragedy like this never happens again. TruthAboutZane Campaign Petition
The full objects of the Fund are:
. To fund Legal Council in the absence of Legal Aid;
. To secure the TruthAboutZane;
. To procure that the cause of contamination is thoroughly investigated and that those responsible, as well as those who played or play any part in assisting them, are identified and brought to justice; and
. To provide support, including financial assistance, to Zane's family.
. If the above objects are fulfilled then the objects of the Fund shall be to pursue such purposes in similar cases arising in the United Kingdom.
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Whilst this site requires an amount to raise to be entered, we do not have a total in mind. All donations are being raised and controlled by Zane's parents direclty, generously received and a blessing to Kye & Nicole. Thank you.
This week thousands of people will be heading to parliament for the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in which 72 loved ones lost their lives. Zane’s parents Kye and Nicole have been asked by Justice4Grenfell to speak outside Downing Street about their campaign to find out the truth and the overlaps of environmental contamination. We’ll be meeting with politicians to demand they finally act to make sure the tragedy of Grenfell and Zane never happens again.
There will be thousands of people hearing them speak and the press will be there too. If they can show that tens of thousands of people have already signed the petition, the public and politicians will sit up and take notice.
If you are able, please join us and show Zane’s parents that they do not walk alone.. Saturday 15th June, 12 noon. Assemble Whitehall opp Downing Street, London W1A 1AA
Dear Supporters, Zane's parents have written a book about Zane and their fight for the truth about Zane. Pre-order your copy now. http://www.truthaboutzane.com/book.html
Firstly, thank you to the hundreds who have already brought the book. We hope to reach our 2000 target soon in order to proceed to next stage. We thank you for your patience and continued support.
Truth About Zane - The truth as it happened, when it happened Special Limited Edition of TruthAboutZane (Working Title) The first 2000 people to buy the book will receive a Limited Edition Hard back book with their name in it.
The cost is £20 for this book which will be produced once we hit the 2000 person target. The proceeds will fund production of the Limited Edition and facilitate national and international mass production thereafter as buyers require.
Zane's father said "Nicole and I would like to thank you for buying the limited edition book in advance and supporting our quest of Truth and Justice for Zane."
About the Book - The book is bright and loving about Zane; a seven year old highly intelligent little boy, full of love and promise for a bright future ahead. Zane’s life and the joy he brought will always shine brightly in our hearts.
The book contains lovely photos of Zane doing the things that brought him joy. But this beautiful boy’s life is tragically cut short by a dark incident involving authorities that had forewarning of a danger to life. If Zane and his family had been warned of this danger of migrating landfill gases, the toxic gases detected by Fire Services, in Zane’s home, the night he died, could have been prevented, and Zane would still be alive.
The Book tells the story of what was going on in the days before Zane died, and on the night it happened, then the facts that emerged which bring us to the present. The book charts the dark and light of events, and the people involved. It charts issues such as secret landfill, cover up and collusion, who knew the truth, flawed inquests, and the quest for an Independent Panel Inquiry to return to Zane the human rights he was stripped of to deny him a proper, full and fearless investigation into his death, and the evidence of the nerve agent, hydrogen cyanide found to have infused Zane’s home the night he died.
What happened to this ordinary family could easily have happened to you. Zane’s story affects and touches us all; it caused communities and individuals across the country to rise up against the burning social injustice surrounding Zane’s death. It became apparent to many, the forces of unaccountable power within the authorities involved sought to ensure the truth must not be known by the public, indeed it is stated in black and white in the National Incident Log Book sent to the Government Emergency COBRA Meeting along with the ‘Very high levels’ of the deadly nerve agent Hydrogen Cyanide detected as present in the house.
When people die and Authorities lie, families are plunged into the depths of hell, this hell continues as authorities provide misinformation to stop the public joining the dots. In addition the authority’s strength of arms offer them unlimited ability to vilify and discredit families, and victims, asking for truth.
We fight with a strength that can only come from Love; and the awesome power it provides. If you are the type of person that looks, rather than looks away from injustice, you will want to read this book about ‘The Most Toxic Cover Up of Them All’ ref Mail on Sunday.
Special Limited Edition of TruthAboutZane (Working Title)
The first 2000 people to buy the book will receive a Limited Edition Hard back book with their name in it. The cost is £20 for this book which will be produced once we hit the 2000 person target. The proceeds will fund production of the Limited Edition and facilitate national and international mass production thereafter as buyers require.
Nicole and I would like to thank you for buying the limited edition book in advance and supporting our quest of Truth and Justice for Zane.
Order here >> http://www.truthaboutzane.com/book.html
Get your Advanced order Special Edition hard back with your name in it (Only for the first 2000 people to buy).
Zane's voice will be heard if we shout loud enough. Zane's death must not be silenced.
Thank you for those who have already purchased a copy.
I can't understand this, if you remember this was an incident that required a shut down to the whole area, residents were evacuated and prevented from going home. Several residents had to be tested because cyanide was detected and made the news as A MAJOR INCIDENT. How come all the evidence related to this has now disappeared. Someone needs to explain what happened to the cyanide readings taken on the day. Obviously the truth is yet to come out.
Please, please read this, it could so easily be someone you love. How very disgraceful that the authorities refuse to own up to what has happened here. How many of us live near landfill sites? And how do we know whether the contents are toxic, even if they weren't when they were put there, over time and mixing with other tipped items they could well become dangerous. Also how sickening that this couple have to rely on public financial support because they have been refused legal aid, despite being advised that they qualify and should get it. This is an example of all that is wrong today, a government who do not care about the very people who pay their inflated salaries and huge expenses
Those people who are concealing the truth, should reflect on what happened to those who lied about the Hillsbourgh disaster. When the families of those who died know there lies being told they will Never give up. The truth comes out in the end, and those people are now paying the price. The truth will out.
This is good news. The truth will out - it always does in the end. It's just so awful that it is taking so long, with so many cover-ups. Those responsible for the death of Zane must be held accountable. How do they sleep at night?
Your comment on the Russian and nerve agent is very pertinent with Rudd’s verbal when the officials have oppressively pushed justice to the side in the case of Zane who died of similar category.
What is the latest news with the legal fight for justice - can anyone tell me?
Can't get off work Weds morning, but will be there with you in spirit. I hope you get the truth about Zane ♥
Cant be with you as I live in Cornwall but will be thinking about you and hope you finally get the truth for Zane. X
Really good news you are so near the target and have secured representation, although how depressing that you were forced down this route instead of being granted funding automatically.
this does not surprise me one iota, classic behaviour by Spelthorne Council, who have some deeply unpleasant people in charge .
Good to hear you have such a valuable ally. Keep the fight going, a lot of decent people are supporting you and are hoping that you succeed.