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Man charged in connection with death of Semelia Campbell

February 20, 2013, 11:35 am

A man has been charged following the death of six-year-old Semelia Campbell.

Kriston Kearns (born 16/05/1972), of Offerton Road, Hazel Grove, is charged with unlawfully killing Semelia by gross negligence manslaughter and will appear before Manchester Magistrates Court  on 12 March 2013.

Shortly before 7.40pm on Monday 28 June 2010, police were called to Maine Road, Manchester to reports of a child trapped in an electronic gate.

On arrival officers discovered Semelia had been crushed between the gate and a retaining wall and found the electronic  gate was stuck fast in the closed position.

After considerable efforts by the emergency services Semelia was freed and taken to hospital. She never regained consciousness and sadly later died.

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