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Hunt monitor Bryan Griffiths is looking at a manslaughter conviction following huntsman Trevor Morse’s death by gyrocopter (See SchNEWS 669). Griffiths, who was was tracking from above, had landed his ‘copter to refuel when Morse looked at the gyrocopter straight in the blades and thought "I can win this...” He purposely strode across the field and valiantly stood in its path where at a breakneck speed of 200mph the propellers went right through his head.

As a result of Morse’s idiocy Bryan Griffiths, is on trial in Birmingham Crown Court accused of manslaughter by gross negligence. The sentence carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Bryan Griffiths’s future dangles uncertainly as Mr. Morse’s choice brought things to a head. The trial perseveres...


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