Drayton Manor theme park to be prosecuted after death of 11-year-old girl – Nottinghamshire Live

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A theme park where an 11-year- died on one of the rides will face prosecution over her .

Evha Jannath, from , died in 2017 after from the Splash Canyon at Drayton Manor theme park.

She suffered severe chest injuries in , reports LeicestershireLive .

She was taken to ’s where she died.

The and (HSE) yesterday issued a statement confirming they are bringing a prosecution.


A said: “Drayton Manor Park Ltd of Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire will face a charge under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at etc. .

“The criminal proceedings have not yet commenced, because an inquest into Evha’s death, due to be heard in November, needs to take place .”

A pre-inquest hearing in Cannock, Staffordshire in February 2019 decided that the week- hearing would begin in November 2019.

The initial hearing was attended by Evha’s brother Muhammed , with his barrister, and Leicester East Keith Vaz, who has been supporting the .

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Speaking after the hearing Mr Vaz said: “It’s been very frustrating for .

“Their anguish is something that I have witnessed over the last two years.

“What they need to know is the of what happened at the ride.”

this year Staffordshire 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” 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 of , for me, for my , for my for the rest of the family.

“You don’t expect your little sister to leave the to on a trip but to never come .

“It came as a big shock to all of us.

“Sometimes it feels like it’s all a dream, like it’s not real.

“I can’t really explain it, but some days I expect Evha to pop her round the 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.”

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