Cumbria

Windermere boat manslaughter accused in court

Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption The pair were on a privately-owned boat

A man accused of the manslaughter of his partner and her daughter, who died after falling ill on a Lake District boat, has appeared before magistrates.

Kelly Webster, 36, and Lauren Thornton, 10, of Leyland, Lancashire, were killed by generator fumes on the vessel on Windermere in April 2013.

Matthew Eteson, 41 from Leyland, entered no plea to a charge of manslaughter by gross negligence.

He was bailed to appear before Carlisle Crown Court on 7 July.

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