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Driver guilty of manslaughter in school coach crash

A coach driver has been found guilty of manslaughter after a crash in France in which a teacher from Worcestershire was killed.

The crash happened 90 miles east of Paris in 2012 Credit: ITV News

The coach crashed 90 miles east of Paris in 2012 as the group from Alvechurch School returned from a skiing trip.

Peter Rippington, a teacher, died and other children and staff were injured.

Peter Rippington died in the crash Credit: ITV News

The driver, 49-year-old Derek Thompson, was given a six month suspended sentence at a hearing in France.


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