SOUTH Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive have been jointly investigating the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the former Citadel Church in Splott, Cardiff.

Jeffrey Joseph Plevey, 55, from Radyr died following the building’s collapse on July 18, 2017

A file of evidence was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service and the following charges have now been authorised:

  • Keith Young, 72, from Llandough, Vale of Glamorgan, has received a postal requisition to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court charged with the offence of gross negligence manslaughter and failure to discharge a duty contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act.
  • Stewart Swain, 53, from Whitchuch, Cardiff, has received a postal requisition to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court charged with the offence of gross negligence manslaughter.
  • Five companies and three other men have also received postal requisitions in relation to offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

The companies and individuals are as follows: Swain Scaffolding Limited, South Wales Safety Consultancy Limited, Amos Projects Limited, Strongs Partnership Limited, NJP Consultant Engineers Limited, Mark Gulley, 58, from Penarth, Richard Dean, 58, from Abertillery, and Philip Thomas, 55, from Thornhill, Cardiff.

They are all due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on October 21.

Mr Plevey’s family have been updated and continue to be supported by a Family Liaison

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