A MERSEYRAIL guard has been charged with manslaughter in relation to Georgia Varley's death at Liverpool's James Street train station.
The Wirral teenager was killed in October when she slipped between a train and the platform at James Street.
The Birkenhead Sixth Form pupil, aged 16, from Moreton, was part of a large group of young people who left an 18th birthday party in Hoylake and were heading into the city centre when tragedy struck.
A 44-year-old guard was suspended almost immediately and today British Transport Police announced they had pressed charges following an investigation.
Christopher James McGee, of Edenhurst Avenue, Wallasey, will appear at Liverpool magistrates court later this month accused of manslaughter by gross negligence.
A BTP spokesman said: “A 44-year-old man from Wallasey has today, Friday February 3, been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and will appear at Liverpool City Magistrates’ Court on February 23.
“The charge relates to an incident at James Street rail station, Liverpool, on October 22 2011, in which a 16-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries.”