Christopher McGhee

06 June 2013

Judges at the Court of Appeal in London said the ‘inexplicable decision’ to signal the train to leave meant the sentence of five years was ‘appropriate’.

Georgia Varley, a teenager high on drink and drugs, died when she fell under a train at James Street station in Liverpool. Chris was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence last November.

Mick Whelan said: ‘It is scandalous that the court has chosen to uphold this sentence, in the face of the evidence, for what was a terrible and tragic accident. While we feel for the family and friends of Georgia Varley, Chris was doing his job, he did not mean to cause her death and the sentence he was given was entirely inappropriate.’

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