An inquest into the death of murdered Anni Dewani will not take place in the UK after a coroner ruled he did not have sufficient cause to open an inquiry.
Swedish born Dewani was killed on honeymoon in South Africa in 2010, and a murder case against her husband Shrien Dewani, from Bristol, was thrown out by a South African judge last year.
Three South African men were given jail terms for their role in her death.
Her devastated family who say there are still unanswered questions, requested an inquest to take place to discover exactly how she died that fateful night.
Senior coroner Andrew Walker, at North London Coroners’ Court, said he did not have sufficient cause to resume an inquest.
“In these proceedings, the matter will now rest,” he said.
“The fact that there are differing accounts of how Mrs Dewani came by her death does not, in my view, mean that the matters have not already been sufficiently established in public proceedings.”
He said he was “prohibited” from reaching a conclusion which was inconsistent with the findings of the South African courts, and added if new evidence came to light it would be up to Dewani’s family to ask the Attorney General to reopen the matter.
Her husband Shrien, now 34, did not appear in court but sent a letter for Dewani’s family to read.
Speaking outside the court, Anni’s uncle Ashok Hindocha, said the family still needed questions answering to allow them “to move on with their lives”.
“This battle is not over. We need answers,” he said.