Tahnie Martin death: Mander Centre management firm due in court

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Tahnie Martin suffered serious head injuries when the rotten timber fell six storeys in February 2017

A company that managed a Wolverhampton shopping centre is to be prosecuted after a piece of timber struck and killed a woman during Storm Doris.

Tahnie Martin was hit by a rotten wooden water tank cover from the roof of the Mander Centre in February 2017.

The city council said on Thursday it was now bringing a health and safety prosecution against the centre's former building management company.

Cushman and Wakefield Debenham Tie Leung are due in court in April.

The council said in a statement a summons has been served on the firm to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court at on 4 April.

An inquest jury ruled in October 2017 that a lack of maintenance contributed to the 29-year-old's death.

Ms Martin, who worked at the University of Wolverhampton, died on 23 February.

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The firm is due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court in April

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