A local authority has been found not guilty of breaching health and safety laws after a 14-year-old schoolboy died on a caving trip.
Joe Lister drowned when water swept through Manchester Hole Cave in the Yorkshire Dales during a school trip in November 2005.
North Yorkshire County Council, which owns and operates the outdoor education centre involved in the trip, has been cleared of two charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of its staff and others. A jury at Leeds Crown Court took around nine hours to reach the not guilty verdicts.
Common sense at last from the Judiciary.
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