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Safer Rivers Meeting in York After Megan Roberts' Death

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8:29am 17th March 2014
(Updated 11:10am 17th March 2014)

Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan has called for an urgent River Safety Summit.

It is hoping that the event will look at bringing communities together and encourage people to work together to reduce the risk and prevent further incidents.

York Student Megan Roberts fell into the Ouse after a night of drinking back in January which has prompted the initiative.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday the 25th of March with a Cabinet member and an Officer of York Council, alongside representatives from the city's universities and students unions police and voluntary groups expected to attend.

Minster FM spoke to Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan regarding the issue: 
Minster FM also spoke to Dave Benson from the York Rescue Boat's, he says it's sad it took Megan's death to make things happen:

York Council Councillor Linsay Cunningham-Cross has said:

"It is criticallt important that as partners we review what has happened not just in recent weeks but over a longer period to establish how river safety is approached bu everyone. Education is absolutely key and I look forward to discussing this with all involved."

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