BTP statement after guard found guilty of manslaughter

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."

– Detective Chief Inspector Simon Taylor

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