British transport police have released a statement after a guard was found guilty of the manslaughter. 16 year old Georgia Varley died after falling between a train and the platform at James Street statement in Liverpool.
Christopher McGee will be sentenced tomorrow.
Georgia died in tragic circumstances and it is right and proper that the details surrounding her death were examined by a court and jury.
Train guards sometimes work in extremely challenging circumstances, but it is important to remember they have a duty of care to those who travel on their rail services.When this duty of care is not satisfactorily met, it is our duty to present the evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service who, where necessary, refer the matter to the courts.I hope, following today's verdict, Georgia's family can now gain some sense of closure."
A railway guard convicted of the manslaughter of a drunk teenager after he signalled for a train to move has been jailed for five years.
A railway guard accused of causing the death of a teenager who fell under a train in Liverpool has been convicted of manslaughter.
The guard accused of the manslaughter of Georgia Varley says he didn't see any reason not to move the train that the teenager fell under