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Man found guilty of manslaughter of grandmother killed in gate tragedy

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Jill Lunn, 56, died in April 2013, when the automatic gate fell on her at her home in Blofield Heath, near Norwich, in what the court was told was a “wholly preventable tragedy.”

Robert Churchyard, 52, denied her manslaughter but was convicted by a jury at Norwich Crown Court after one hour and 15 minutes of deliberation.

The gate, which weighed around a third of a tonne was installed in March 2013, but without any stopping devices to prevent it falling if it........

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