Man faces manslaughter charge after Thames speedboat date night death

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A man has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence after a woman he was on a date with was killed in a speedboat incident.

Charlotte Brown, 24, known as Charli, died in hospital after both she and Jack Shepherd, 30, ended up in the River Thames in December 2015.

(Met Police/PA)
(Met Police/PA)

Police were called to reports of someone in distress near Wandsworth Bridge at around 11.45pm on December 8.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Shepherd, from Abergavenny, Wales, was charged by postal charge requisition on Tuesday.

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He will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on October 18.

Ms Brown, a business development consultant from London, was described as "caring and fun-loving" by her family.