Owner of Sheffield cot firm pleads guilty after baby boy 'chokes to death' on 'bespoke' bed'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹'‹

The boss of a Sheffield company, which designed the cot in which seven-month-old '˜choked to death', has pleaded guilty to failing to discharge the employer's general duty.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24 October, 2018, 11:47

Craig Williams, 37, of Park View Road, Kimberworth, Rotherham, had been on trial for gross negligence manslaughter but the jury at Leeds Crown Court was asked to return a not-guilty verdict to this on Wednesday.

The bed seven-month-old Oscar Abbey was in when he got his head stuck in the holes and choked to death and Craig Williams.

During the two-week trial, jurors were told how the toddler's parents, Charlie and Shannon Abbey, had purchased the bed from Williams's Sheffield-based Playtime Beds Ltd company.

John Elvidge, prosecuting, told how the toddler had '˜choked to death' after trying to crawl through a hole in the front of the bed in November 2016.

Williams also pleaded guilty to fraud and will be sentenced on Friday.

Craig Williams

 

The bed seven-month-old Oscar Abbey was in when he got his head stuck in the holes and sadly choked to death.