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Merseyrail guard told teenager "paid for his criminal negligence with her life"

A Merseyrail guard has been told a teenager "paid for his criminal negligence with her life" after she fell to her death between the train and the platform at Liverpool's James St station. Christopher McGee was today jailed for five years for causing the death of 16 year old Georgia Varley.

He had signalled for a train to move when Georgia was leaning against the carriage.

McGee showed no emotion as a judge passed his sentence. told him Georgia had paid with her life for his "appalling disregard" for her safety. Our correspondent Rachel Townsend reports:

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Family of Georgia Varley speak out as guard found guilty of manslaughter

A train guard has been found guilty of manslaughter after the death of a 16 year old girl at a station in Liverpool. Georgia Varley was on a night out with friends when she fell between a train and the platform.

45 year old Christopher McGee, who gave the signal for the train to set off, had denied the charges, saying he hadn't known she was in danger. Our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner reports

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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.

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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