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Man acquitted of Southampton cricket ground death

A man has been cleared of the manslaughter of a builder who was crushed by a concrete wall at a Southampton cricket ground.

Philip Carsley, 34, from Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire, died in February 2010 while working on spectator stands at The Ageas Bowl, formerly The Rose Bowl.

Prefix Limited director Ian Gould, 53, of Eastrington, Yorkshire, was also cleared of a health and safety offence.

His company was contracted to install concrete units at the ground.

The prosecution offered no evidence for a third charge of contravening health and safety regulations at the Winchester Crown Court trial.

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