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Ruby Milnes tragedy court case to be heard next month
10:18am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A DATE has been set for the start of fresh legal proceedings against York Racecourse over the death of a teenage cyclist near the course.
Ruby Milnes, 17, was on her way home from York College to Bishophill in May 2008 when she was killed in a crash with a lorry on a road that crossed the cycle path she was using.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), brought two charges against the racecourse, but the case collapsed in November after a dispute over whether the HSE or City of York Council had jurisdiction for the prosecution.
Representatives from the racecourse and HSE appeared at Selby Magistrates’ Court yesterday. No plea was made. Magistrates agreed the history of the case meant it was inappropriate for magistrates to maintain jurisdiction, and the case will be resumed at York Crown Court on Thursday, March 28.