Sheffield fall death jury in for fourth day

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Jurors have yet to deliver a verdict in the case of a caretaker who is accused of causing the death of a two-year-old girl who plunged to her death from a block of flats in Sheffield.

They have so far spent three days deliberating at Sheffield Crown Court and will this morning begin a fourth day.

Ryaheen Banimuslem was playing with her family when she fell through a gap in a barrier on a fourth floor walkway at the North Bank apartments on Willey Street, off The Wicker.

Maintenance worker Robert Warner, of Shirehall Crescent, Shiregreen, is accused of gross negligence manslaughter.

It is alleged he removed a glass panel from the walkway and used it to replace another broken one in the fourth floor communal garden.

The 45-year-old denies the offence and has told the court that he did not know the panel was missing.

He was employed to work at the flats by management company Arim.

Ryaheen and her family had moved from Iraq to Sheffield so her father Hikmat Banimuslem could study for a PhD at Sheffield Hallam University.