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Health and Safety Executive takes over investigation into Evha Jannath's death

Evha Jannath drowned after she fell from the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor in May 2017. Credit: Staffordshire Police

The Health and Safety Executive has taken over the investigation into the death of a girl who fell from a water ride at a theme park.

Evha Jannath drowned after she fell from the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor in May 2017.

Staffordshire Police previously handed a file of evidence to the CPS, who concluded that the circumstances surrounding the 11-year-old's death did not meet the threshold for gross negligence or corporate manslaughter.

The file has now been passed to the HSE, who will decide whether any other offences are applicable.

A HSE spokesperson said: "HSE has supported Staffordshire Police since this incident took place and has supported the inquiry throughout. This remains a criminal investigation and we will be considering whether there were any breaches of health and safety law relevant to the circumstances of this tragic event.

"HSE’s thoughts remain with Evha’s family, who we will keep updated as our investigation continues."