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York College Apologise For Lydia Bishop Death

York College

5:52pm 6th February 2014
(Updated 5:53pm 6th February 2014)

Statement from Alison Birkinshaw, Principal and Chief Executive, York College:

 “This has been an extremely difficult period for all involved and we remain devastated by the awful events of 17th September 2012. We deeply regret what happened and can’t begin to imagine the pain experienced by Lydia’s family and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.  They remain constantly in our thoughts.

The Governing Body and all at York College respect fully the legal judgements made in this case and remain committed to learning from this tragedy.  The College took the decision to close the Nursery immediately after the tragedy, and it will not reopen.”


York College will be sentenced on February 14th 2014, for breaching health and safety regulations that lead to death of 3 year old Lydia Bishop,

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