South East Wales

No charges for Cwmcarn High School worker James Paul's death

Cwmcarn High School
Image caption James Paul was on his last day on the site when he died, his family said

No criminal action will be taken following the death of an asbestos removal worker at a secondary school.

James Paul died at Cwmcarn High School near Caerphilly in July 2013, and a pre-inquest hearing into his death heard he may have been electrocuted.

After reviewing the evidence, the Crown Prosecution Service said it decided no criminal charges would be brought.

Gwent Police said a joint investigation will continue, led by the Health and Safety Executive.

Mr Paul, 26, from Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, was working in a suspended ceiling space after the school was closed over safety fears.

It reopened in January 2014.

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Image caption James Paul had a fiance, Emily Rogers, and a son, Kingsley

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