Fireworks organiser accused of manslaughter is bailed

Fireworks display organiser Geoffrey Counsell, charged with seven counts of manslaughter over the M5 crash last year, has been bailed to appear before Bristol Crown Court in December.

Emergency services at the scene on the M5 motorway close to Taunton in Somerset in November 2011
Emergency services at the scene on the M5 motorway close to Taunton in Somerset in November 2011 Credit: Press Association

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Man charged over M5 deaths

Fireworks supplier Geoffrey Counsell has been charged with seven counts of manslaughter after a fatal collision on the M5 last November. The CPS said it is due to his alleged failings in the planning and operation of the display at a rugby club.