Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Morris Manslaughter charges have been dropped against a man who organised a fireworks display next to the site of a motorway pileup that killed seven people. Following a year-long police investigation into one of Britain's worst motorway accidents, Geoffrey Counsell was charged with seven counts of manslaughter. But when he appeared at Bristol crown court on Tuesday he was told that the charges were being dropped and instead he would face one charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act, of failing to ensure the safety of others. H&S charges instead


Manslaughter charges have been dropped against a man who organised a fireworks display next to the site of a motorway pileup that killed seven people.

Following a year-long police investigation into one of Britain's worst motorway accidents, Geoffrey Counsell was charged with seven counts of manslaughter. But when he appeared at Bristol crown court on Tuesday he was told that the charges were being dropped and instead he would face one charge under the Health and Safety at Work Act, of failing to ensure the safety of others.

 Manslaughter charges dropped over firework display near M5 pileup 

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