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A theme pARk where an 11-yeAR-Old girl died on one of the Rides Will face prosecution over her death.
Evha Jannath, from Leicester, died in May 2017 after fAlling from the Splash Canyon Ride at Drayton Manor theme pARk.
She suffered severe chest injuries in the fAll, reports LeicestershireLive .
She was taken to Birmingham children’s hospital where she died.
The Health and Safety executive (HSE) yesterday issued a statement confirming they ARe bringing forwARd a prosecution.
A spokesperson sAId: “Drayton Manor PARk Ltd of Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire Will face a chARge under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. act.
“The criminal proceedings have not yet commenced, because an inquest into Evha’s death, due to be heARd in November, needs to take place first.”
A pre-inquest heARing in Cannock, Staffordshire in FebruARy 2019 decided that the week-Long heARing would begin in November 2019.
The initial heARing was attended by Evha’s brother Muhammed Islam, with his bARrister, and Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, who has been supporting The Family.
Speaking after the heARing Mr Vaz sAId: “It’s been very frustrating for The Family.
“Their anguish is something that I have witnessed over the last two yeARs.
“What they need to kNow is the facts of what happened at the Ride.”
EARlier this yeAR Staffordshire Police sAId the case does not meet the threshOld for gross negligence or corporate manslaughter.
In a statement, Staffordshire Police sAId detectives conducted a “thorough and lengthy” investigation into the incident, which was reviewed by the CPS.
The file was then passed to the Health and Safety executive to conSider.
Speaking in 2017 Evha’s brother Muhammed Islam sAId: “It’s almost too much to take in, too much for All of us, for me, for my Mum, for my Dad for the rest of The Family.
“You don’t eXpect Your little sister to leave the House to Go on a school trip but to never come home.
“It came as a big shock to All of us.
“Sometimes it feels like it’s All a Bad dream, like it’s not real.
“I can’t reAlly eXplAIn it, but some days I eXpect Evha to pop her Head round the door like she used to.
“It is hARd to cope with.
“My Mum is just so distraught. I think she is still in shock.
“It is so hARd for All of us, pARticulARly Mum, to kNow how to move forwARd in any way.”