(CHESHIRE, U.K.) CPS Special Crime & Counter Terrorism Division Report: “Cheshire Police has been au thorised by the CPS to charge Wood Treatment Limited with corporate manslaughter, and George Boden, one of i ts directors, with gross negligence manslaughter “ #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.11: “The company, Mr Boden, and two others who were managers for the company, have also been charged with health and safety offences: “These decisions were made following a careful review of all of the evidence presented to us by Cheshire Police as a result of their lengthy and complex joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive………………..“Criminal proceedings against these defendants are now active and they have a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

Jenny Hopkins, head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: “Following explosions at a wood flour mill in Bosley on Friday 17 July 2015 which led to the death of four people and injuries to a number of others, the Crown Prosecution Service has authorised charges.

Court Case Notes:

  • Wood Treatment Ltd is charged with four offences of corporate manslaughter contrary to section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, relating to the deaths of Dorothy Bailey, Derek Barks, Derek Moore and Jason Shingler, and one offence of failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees in breach of section 2(1) the Health and Safety Act at Work Act 1974
  • George Boden is charged with four offences of manslaughter by gross negligence, relating to the deaths of Dorothy Bailey, Derek Barks, Derek Moore and Jason Shingler, and one offence in breach of sections 2(1) and 37(1) of the Health and Safety Act at Work Act 1974
  • Philip Smith is charged with committing an offence in breach of sections 2(1) and 37(1) of the Health and Safety Act at Work Act 1974
  • Peter Shingler is charged with committing an offence in breach of sections 2(1) and 37(1) of the Health and Safety Act at Work Act 1974
  • The defendants are due to appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on 2 December 2019.

#AceNewsDesk reports ………..Published: Nov.11: 2019:

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