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Meg Burgess death prompts wall safety campaign

Three-year-old Meg Burgess suffered 'catastrophic injuries' when a wall collapsed on her in 2008 Credit: PA

The parents of a three-year-old girl who died after a wall collapsed on her are campaigning to include retaining and load-bearing walls under current building regulations.

Meg Burgess suffered 'catastrophic' injuries during the tragedy, which happened near Prestatyn in 2008. It later emerged in court that the wall had not been built to the standard required.

Lindsay and Peter Burgess have won the backing of Chester MP Stephen Mosley, who will present a Ten Minute Rule Motion in the House of Commons later on the issue of wall safety.

He said Meg's case 'serves to highlight the importance of proper regulation of the domestic building trade'.

Last October, 49-year-old company director George Collier, from Kinmel Bay, was jailed for two years after being convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of gross negligence following Meg's death.


Cold callers warning: 'If in doubt, keep them out'

People are urged to be wary of cold callers after several instances were reported in the Prestatyn and Meliden areas recently.

Police said on each occasion men and women called at homes saying they were collecting for charity. They asked for bank details and also requested to use the toilet.

“No bank details have been given on these occasions as all the residents were very aware of cold callers and called the police. But we want to reiterate the message: ‘If in doubt, keep them out’.

– North Wales Police

Meg's Campaign: 'She was worth every bit of campaigning'

The mother of a little girl who died when a wall collapsed says she hopes lessons can be learnt from her daughter's death.

Three year old Meg Burgess was walking home with her mother in Meliden in Denbighshire in 2008 when she died.

A builder from Kinmel Bay was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and jailed for two years.

Lindsay Burgess now wants to raise awareness of 'cowboy builders' and have set up a Facebook page Meg's Campaign where people can share their own experiences.


Company director jailed for two years

Company director George Collier has been jailed for two years after a wall collapsed, killing a three-year-old girl.

The 49-year-old from Kinmel Bay was today found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of gross negligence - a charge he'd denied.

His company Parcol, which is understood to be penniless, received no separate penalty.

Meg Burgess was walking home from the shops along a footpath in Meliden, near Prestatyn, with her mother in July 2008 when she died.

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