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Window installer convicted of manslaughter after lawyer’s death

Amanda Telfer was killed by frames that fell into Mayfair street

31 March, 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

Amanda Telfer

A MAN has been convicted of manslaughter after a woman was crushed to death by falling window frames.

Lawyer Amanda Telfer, 43, died when three unsecured frames fell on her as she walked past a building site in Hanover Square, Mayfair, in 2012.

Window installer Kelvin Adsett, 64, from Slough, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence following a six-week trial at the Old Bailey.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Chalmers said: “Amanda died four-and-a-half years ago and this has been an incredibly long and complex case to bring before the courts with many, many hours of enquiries carried out by my team.”

Mr Adsett, a supervisor for Slough-based IS Europe Limited, was also convicted of failure to take reasonable care for safety while at work. Damian Lakin-Hall, 50, from Cobham, Surrey, was found also guilty of the same charge but acquitted of Ms Telfer’s manslaughter.

IS Europe Limited was also found guilty of failure to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees at work and exposing another to a risk to health and safety.

Sentencing will take place on May 5.

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