No Manslaughter Charges for Drayton Manor over Young Girl’s Death

11 year old Evha Jannath sustained chest injuries and tragically drowned after she fell from the Splash Canyon rapids ride at Drayton Manor Park in May 2017. 

In a statement, Staffordshire Police said the park will not face corporate manslaughter or gross negligence charges and have handed the case to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which could prosecute if the park is found to have breached safety and health regulations. Evidence has also been handed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for review. 

An inquest is expected to begin in November this year. 

A spokesperson for the HSE added: “This remains a criminal investigation and we will be considering whether there were any breaches of health and safety law relevant to the circumstances of this tragic event. 

“HSE’s thoughts remain with Evha’s family.”

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