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Medical staff to be charged over boy's death

Jack Adcock Credit: ITV News Central

A doctor, a sister and a staff nurse will be charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a six-year-old boy in a Leicester hospital, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

Jack Adcock died at Leicester Royal Infirmary on February 18, 2011.

Today the Crown Prosecution Service announced Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, Sister Theresa Taylor and Staff Nurse Isabel Amaro will each face charges that they unlawfully killed Jack Adcock by gross negligence.

Fiona Morrison, specialist prosecutor with the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by Leicestershire Police into the treatment and care of Jack Adcock by Doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba, Sister Theresa Taylor and Staff Nurse Isabel Amaro.

“Having completed our review, we have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Dr Bawa-Garba, Sister Taylor and Staff Nurse Amaro to each face charges of gross negligence manslaughter.

"The decision to prosecute has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Dr Bawa-Garba, Sister Taylor and Staff Nurse Amaro will appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on January 23.