A company has been ordered to pay almost £200,000 in fines and costs after a seven-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool in Essex. Michelle Gellard died in June 2008 at the Blackwater Leisure Centre in Maldon.
The centre's operators admitted a breach of health and safety. This report from Luke Farringdon:
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