Two charged over Megan Lee’s takeaway death

Two men have been charged over the death of a 15-year-old girl who had a severe allergic reaction after eating an Indian takeaway.

Megan Lee, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was taken to hospital on 30 December 2016 after eating food from a takeaway near Blackburn. She died two days later on New Year’s Day.

Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 39, of Blackburn, is charged with manslaughter, one count of failing to discharge general health/safety duty to a person other than an employee, and one count of contravening or failing to comply with EU provision concerning food safety and hygiene.

Harun Rashid, 38, of Haslingden, Rossendale, is charged with the same offences.

They are due to appear before magistrates in Blackburn on 4 January.