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Bug outbreak official not guilty
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A council architect accused of causing an outbreak of Legionnaires disease in which at least five people died has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

Gillian Beckingham, 48, of Grange-over-Sands, in Cumbria had denied manslaughter and breaching health and safety laws.

She was accused of failing to ensure the maintenance of an air-conditioning unit at the Forum 28 centre in Barrow.

It sprayed bacteria into the air in 2002, causing the outbreak.

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