Gas fitter jailed over carbon monoxide deaths

George Brown

George Brown

A gas fitter who admitted causing the deaths of two school friends by carbon monoxide poisoning has been given a four-year sentence, two of which he will spend behind bars.

Neil McFerran and Aaron Davidson, both 18, were overcome by noxious fumes at a holiday apartment in Castlerock, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 2010.

Part of the flue from a new gas boiler fitted by George Brown’s company became dislodged and filled the flat with the odourless toxin.

 

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