Siblings who force-fed tragic dad kebab meat as he slept on train guilty of manslaughter

A BROTHER and sister have today been found guilty of killing a sleeping football fan by force-feeding him a kebab on a train.

David Clark, 56, was discovered with chicken meat "the size of a golf ball" trapped in his airway after he collapsed.

The football fan was heading back from a game between Lancaster FC and Farsley Celtic on March 2, 2019, when the horror unfolded.

Nicole Cavin, 24, and David Noble, 34, had shoved the kebab in his mouth as he dozed on the train.

The siblings were today found guilty of manslaughter at the Nightingale court at Preston North End Football Club.

The court was told David had been drinking at the football game before he headed back to Barrow with a pal.

Cavin and Noble meanwhile had been on a day out in Blackpool when they boarded the same train with kebabs and booze.

In a cruel twist of fate, the siblings recognised David, who they had known for around five years, and the group ended up sitting next to each other.

Horrified witnesses told how they began shoving the takeaway food in David's mouth – causing him to vomit.

He woke up but collapsed as he attempted to stand – with hero passengers rushing over to help dislodge the chicken stuck in David's throat.

When paramedics arrived, they removed some of the food and the dad was rushed to hospital where he died the following day.

Investigating officer DS Gemma Jones said: “This is an incredibly tragic case and we send our heartfelt sympathies to the family of the victim David Clark.

“We are pleased that the case has finally been brought to a conclusion.”

Detective chief inspector Steve May added: “This was an unusual and highly complex legal case and I commend the courage of those witnesses who came forward and provided statements and those who attended court to give evidence.

“The dignity and composure of Mr Clarks’ family has been exemplary throughout and I hope that they can take some comfort in the knowledge that justice has been done.

“Our investigative team deserve mention for their consistent and thorough work to see this case brought to its conclusion.”

Noble and Cavin will be sentenced at a later date.

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