Jail sentence for farm manager responsible for fruit store deaths

Blackmoor Estate farm manager Andrew Stocker has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after having been convicted of the manslaughter of two young workers at the Hampshire site.

Stocker was found guilty two weeks ago of causing the deaths of Scott Cain and Ashley Clarke in an apple store with minimal oxygen on 2013, despite having been on holiday abroad when the deaths occurred.

Blackmoor Estate, which pleaded guilty in January to three counts of contravening health and safety regulations, was fined £75,000 and ordered to pay costs.

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