Three Sunsail workers convicted in Greek court

Five employees of Sunsail faced charges at the Court of Misdemeanours, in Lefkada, near Paleros following the death of Laura Morgan, 11, of Woodborough, Nottinghamshire who died on 31 July 2003 in Paleros when the catamaran she was sailing capsized and trapped her underneath.

Hotel manager William James Hutton, 31, of Dorridge, Solihull, water sports manager Rebecca Jane Morgan, 30, of Porchester, near Fareham, and assistant manager Kevin Michael Jones, 25, of Chickerell, Weymouth, were all found guilty of negligence. They were given 18-month jail sentences suspended for three years.Two other staff were found not guilty in the trial.

Laura and two friends had been sailing a Hobie catamaran as part of the activities laid on for holidaymakers.But when it capsized safety guards could not free her trapeze harness that had trapped her underneath the boat.