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Families of legionnaires’ victims still waiting for answers

By March 23, 2015May 16th, 2017Water

THE families of three men who died of legionnaires’ disease are still waiting to find out if a company linked to the outbreak will face manslaughter charges.

Victims Richard Griffin, of Westbury Park, 79-year-old William Hammersley, of Chesterton, and Harry Cadman, aged 71, of Stoke-on-Trent, all died after being struck down with the disease which was linked to Fenton discount warehouse JTF.

A further 18 people needed hospital treatment following the outbreak in the summer of 2012, which was traced to a hot tub at the store.

A pre-inquest review hearing on Monday heard investigators at Stoke-on-Trent City Council are waiting to hear if the Crown Prosecution Service plans to pursue criminal charges.