Leisure firm in court over pool death

Michelle Gellard
7-year-old Michelle Gellard died in in 2008 Photo:

Representatives of a leisure firm are due in court in Chelmsford today after a 7-year-old girl died at a swimming pool in Maldon in Essex.

Michelle Gellard died after being pulled from the water at Blackwater Leisure Centre in June 2008. An inquest last year found that her death was accidental.

Leisure Connection, which runs the centre on behalf of Maldon District Council, is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act.