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Yacht boss guilty after Cheeki Rafiki deaths


The head of a yacht firm has been found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of a yacht which capsized in the Atlantic with the loss of four lives.Douglas Innes had been responsible for the Cheeki Rafiki, which lost its keel 700 miles off Nova Scotia in May 2014.His company Stormforce Coaching was also convicted of the same charge.The jury at Winchester Crown Court is still considering four manslaughter charges against Mr Innes, 42, of Whitworth Crescent, Southampton.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.
Source: BBC Hampshire