A KINMEL Bay builder has been convicted of manslaughter following the collapse of a wall onto a little girl, causing her catastrophic injuries from which she died.
George Collier, of Llys Glanrafon, was unanimously found guilty today (Friday) at Mold Crown Court.
The prosecution, during the trial, said during the three week trial the death of three year old Meg Burgess was caused by the defendant’s gross negligence.
She suffered catastrophic injuries as she made her way home from the shops past Nightingale Cottage in Ffordd Penrhwylfa, Meliden, with mum, Lindsay and baby brother Wilson, to buy materials for home baking.
But as they walked along the pavement next to the cottage which was being renovated, a just-built five foot concrete block garden wall collapsed onto Meg.
Collier, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, denied responsibility and says that the wall was a garden wall, not a retaining wall, built by two bricklayers.
He also denied prosecution claims that he put so much soil behind the wall that it fell under the pressure.