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May 5, 2021

Siblings found guilty after feeding kebab meat to man on train

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May 5, 2021

LONDON: A brother and sister have been found guilty of manslaughter after feeding kebab meat to a man who was asleep on a train.

David Noble, 34, and Nicole Cavin, 24, were found guilty of the manslaughter of 56-year-old David Clark on Friday following a two-week trial, a spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said.

The Nightingale court at Preston North End football club heard the siblings pushed kebab meat into the mouth of Clark while he appeared to be sleeping on a train to Barrow on March 2 2019.

Noble, of Grange-Over-Sands, and Cavin, of Flookburgh, who was then employed as a carer, knew the victim but were returning from a separate day out when they ended up sitting together after Clark boarded the train at Lancaster, the BTP spokesman said.

Clark vomited and awoke after they inserted the food into his mouth but collapsed as he attempted to stand. He was taken to hospital but died the following day.

Detective chief inspector Steve May added: “This was an unusual and highly complex legal case and I commend the courage of those witnesses who came forward and provided statements and those who attended court to give evidence.

“The dignity and composure of Clark’s family has been exemplary throughout and I hope that they can take some comfort in the knowledge that justice has been done.” Noble and Cavin will be sentenced at a later date.