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Directors in court for manslaughter

TWO DIRECTORS of an Essex-based quarry operator are due to go on trial at Chelmsford Crown Court for the alleged manslaughter of a 15-year-old boy killed by a concrete crusher.

Lewis Courtney, 54, of Grays, and James Holland, 47, of Chadwell St Mary, each face a charge of manslaughter.

The firm, Clearserve, also faces a corporate manslaughter charge and three charges relating to health and safety breaches.

nA manslaughter case against Alan Swift Roofing Contracts and its director Alan Swift has been dropped after Mr Swift pleaded guilty to health and safety charges on Monday.