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Ipswich: Lorry driver denies manslaughter charge after docks death

11:34 16 November 2012

The scene of the fatal accident at Ipswich Port  where a man died

The scene of the fatal accident at Ipswich Port where a man died

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A LORRY driver has pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter following the death of a man at Ipswich docks last December.

Paul Napier, 48, of Inglenook, Clacton-on-Sea denied the manslaughter of Neville Wightman on December 16 last year when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today.

He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work act on the same date.

Mr Wightman died after a section of pontoon fell from the back of a lorry crushing him at Ipswich docks.

Napier was released on bail and a provisional date of April 8 has been set for his trial, which is expected to last seven or eight days,

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