Tag Archives: Leeds Crown Court

Boat owner jailed over fishermen’s deaths in Whitby

The owner of a boat on which two men died from carbon monoxide poisoning has been jailed for 15 months. Mark Arries, 26, from Blyth, and Edward Ide, 21, from Amble, died on the boat which was moored in Whitby harbour in January 2014. The pair were using a gas cooker to warm the boat overnight as they slept. Timothy Bowman-Davies had pleaded guilty to breaching safety laws but claimed he was not aware the men were using the cooker for heating. click here to read the story 17:42