Tower Hamlets Council could face manslaughter charge after tree fall in Mile End Park

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Tower Hamlets Council could be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter after a five-year-old girl died while playing in a park.

Alexia Walenkaki was playing on a rope swing in Mile End Park when a tree trunk holding the swing fell on her.

The Met Police is compiling a report for the Crown Prosecution Service a pre-inquest review at St Pancras Coroner’s Court heard. A spokesman for the council said such a charge was “not appropriate”.

About an hour after Alexia’s accident, on 17 July, she went into cardiac arrest and died in the Royal London hospital.

Tower Hamlets Reporter
Tower Hamlets Reporter
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