Train death manslaughter trial

A jury has been shown the final moments of a wirral teenager, who died under the wheels of a train.

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Railway guard found guilty of manslaughter

Georgia Varley Credit: GMP

A railway guard accused of causing the death of a teenager who fell under a train was convicted of manslaughter today.

Christopher McGee, 45, gave the signal for the driver to depart as Georgia Varley, 16, was leaning against the carriage.

The sixth-form college student, who was drunk on a night out in Liverpool with friends, fell between the train and the platform at the city's James Street station in October last year.

McGee will be sentenced tomorrow and has been told to expect a custodial sentence.

Guard found guilty of manslaughter

A jury has found a railway guard accused of causing the death of a teenager who fell under a train guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Christopher McGee, 45, gave the signal for the Merseyrail train to set off, denied the charges.

Georgia Varley, 16, died in October last year after falling between a train and the platform at James Street station in Liverpool.

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Jury deliberate in train death case

Georgia Varley

A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a railway guard accused of causing the death of a teenager who fell under a train.

Georgia Varley, 16, died in October last year after falling between a train and the platform at James Street station in Liverpool.

The sixth-form student was drunk and had been leaning on the side of the carriage when the train began to depart, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

Guard Christopher McGee, 45, who gave the signal for the Merseyrail train to set off, denies manslaughter and failing to take reasonable care contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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