Manslaughter conviction

13th April 2001 at 01:00
A British teacher has been convicted of the manslaughter of a pupil who drowned at sea during a school trip to France. Mark Duckworth was given a six-month supended prison sentence by a French court. Pupil Gemma Carter, 13, from Cockburn high school, Leeds, died during a trip to Le Touquet in June 1999.

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