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York College fined £175,000 over toddler's death

A nursery worker has been cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence. It's after 3-year-old Lydia Bishop choked to death on her first full day at the York College nursery in 2012.

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Nursery statement over toddler's death

York College have issued a statement over the death of toddler, Lydia Bishop:

We deeply regret what happened and can't begin to imagine the pain experienced by Lydia's family and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy

The governing body and all at York College respect fully the legal judgements made in this case and remain committed to learning from this tragedy

– Alison Birkinshaw, Principal & Chief Executive, York College

The college took the decision to close the nursery immediately after the tragedy, and say it will not reopen.

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