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Sargeant family threaten independent probe with legal action

The family of Carl Sargeant has threatened legal action after lawyers claimed they had been excluded from a probe into the late minister's sacking by Carwyn Jones.

A solicitor for the family has said they remain "deeply concerned" about Welsh Government senior civil servant Permanent Secretary Dame Shan Morgan's "decision-making" in relation to the family's exclusion.

Commenting, Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies said:

“The conduct of key Welsh Government figures throughout this whole tragic episode has been nothing short of disgraceful.

“The permanent secretary’s refusal to allow the family to have their own legal representation at the inquiry, meaning they will be unable to have a barrister cross-examine any of the witnesses is unacceptable, and once again calls into question her role in this process.

“At the heart of this is a family that is seeking answers - a family which has lost both a husband and father.

“This is the very least they deserve and any obstruction to that end is inexcusable, with the motives for doing such clear for all to see.”