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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 16:40 GMT 17:40 UK
No charges over girl canoe death
Billie Clayton
Billie Clayton had been wearing a lifejacket when her canoe capsized
Two men arrested after the death of a nine-year-old girl in a canoeing accident in mid Wales will not face charges, police have said.

Billie Holiday Clayton, from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, died during an outing with her father and twin brother on the River Wye on 12 April.

Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed no charges were to be brought against two men local men held in May on police bail.

An inquest into the Billie's death is to be held.

The schoolgirl died after she and her father and brother were thrown into the water when their canoe capsized at Glasbury, near Hay-on-Wye.

She was airlifted to hospital in Hereford after her body was recovered following an extensive search, but she was already dead.

Her father Ian, an ITV Yorkshire presenter, and her twin brother Edward, suffered hypothermia but were discharged.

Police said at the time that all three family members had been wearing life-jackets.




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