A FULL new inquest has been ordered into the death of a Jewish Golders Green student whose body was found on a German road seven years ago.

Today a High Court judge ruled a new inquest must be held into the death of Jeremiah Duggan, whose body was found on a road near Wiesbaden in March 2003.

The German police ruled his death in March 2003 “a suicide by means of a traffic accident”.

Today Lord Justice Elias, sitting with Mr Justice Aikenhead, were shown evidence of possible “foul play”, throwing the outcome of the November 2003 coroners verdict onto doubt.

Fresh evidence asserted the death, thought to have occurred on the B455 highway, may have occurred elsewhere and the accident “stage managed” to look like a road accident.

Jeremiah, a student at the British Institute in Sorbonne, Paris, had become involved in the far right “cult like” LaRouche group in Germany.

It was alleged, said the judge, that one member of the LaRouche group had told his mother: “We have hunted him down... it is right that he is dead, he is a traitor and a spy.”

He ruled that potentially crucial evidence had not been available at the first inquest held in 2003 by north London coroner Dr William Dolman.

Dr Dolman concluded in a narrative verdict that Jeremiah “received fatal head injuries when he ran into the road” after phone calls home revealed him to be “in a state of terror”.

Quashing that inquest, Lord Justice Elias said: “It is sufficient that fresh evidence here could alter the verdict, and in any event it is very much in the interests of justice that it should be carefully considered and analysed in a fresh inquest.

“It puts in issue whether or not there may have been foul play. It is necessary that this fresh inquest is held if for no other reason than to seek to allay the suspicions naturally raised by the evidence which has now been produced to the court.

“We are not saying what the outcome of that inquest will be, but merely it is in the interests of justice to quash the (first) inquest and order a fresh one.”