Company due to be sentenced following swimming pool death

Blackwater Leisure Centre

A Leisure company is due to be sentenced today following the death of a girl at a swimming pool in Essex.

Michelle Gellard, 7, died at the Blackwater Leisure Centre in Maldon. Leisure Connection, which runs the pool, pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive.

Sentencing will take place at Chelmsford Crown Court.