Reduced sentences and an overturned conviction

An appeals court in Greece has reduced the sentences of two of the Sunsail workers found guilty of negligence over the death of a Nottinghamshire schoolgirl in 2003. A third employee’s conviction was overturned, a decision welcomed by Sunsail.

Laura Morgan, 11, of Woodborough, drowned after getting trapped under the trampoline of a hobiecat on holiday in Greece. Hotel manager William James Hutton, 32 of Portchester, Hampshire, assistant manager Kevin Michael Jones, 26, of Chickerell, Weymouth, and Rebecca Morgan, 31, also of Portchester, were all found guilty of negligence and sentenced to 18-month suspended sentences in 2006.

Laura’s mother Lynn, who travelled to Greece for the hearings told reporters “I am pleased that justice has been done for Laura. I am very, very relieved that it’s all over,” she said.

“It’s been a gruelling ordeal, my life sentence still stands.”

Sunsail said the company would continue legal proceedings to clear its employees’ names.