“This was a tragic case. The prosecution was based on the fact that the defendant had a duty, by reason of his function as train guard, to look after Georgia and that he breached that duty of care by starting the train when she was in a position of danger
“Mr McGee, as a trained guard with 20 years experience, would have known that the movement of the train would put Georgia act risk of injury and even death. Nevertheless he gave the instruction to start the train with terrible consequences.”
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