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Thomas Cook reps Corfu retrial

It seems that the Thomas Cook rep Nicola Gibson will not face a retrial over the deaths of two children in Corfu in 2006. However how that will play out is unclear.

Earlier this month Gibson and her colleague Richard Carson were cleared of any wrongdoing after a lengthy trial involving them and nine Greeks.

But soon after the verdict the children’s parents successfully instructed their lawyers to push for a retrial on the basis of relevant evidence not being taken into account.

They were found not guilty of manslaughter by negligence, of seven-year-old Christianne Shepherd and her brother Bobby, six, and causing bodily injury by negligence in relation to the children’s father Neil Shepherd and his partner Ruth Beatson.

It appeared the pair would both face a retrial next year but Thomas Cook have confirmed this morning that Nicola, would definitely not be back in court.

The decision to hold a retrial for either Carson or Gibson was last week branded unfair by lawyer Ilias Anagnostopoulos. He said he was struggling to explain why either would face a second trial after a highly unusual overturning of the judges’ decision.



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