Trial date for nitro-cocktail teen case

The trial of a bar owner and employee charged with breaching health and safety regulations after a teenager drank a potentially lethal nitrogen cocktail has been adjourned.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th May 2015, 12:26 pm
Gaby Scanlon, from Heysham, who had her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen at Oscar's Bar in Lancaster
Gaby Scanlon, from Heysham, who had her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen at Oscar's Bar in Lancaster

Director of Oscar’s Bar Ltd, Andrew Dunn, 52, of Old Earswick, York and Matthew George Harding, of George Street, Lancaster, will attend a plea and case management hearing on June 12.

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A trial date has been set for January 18, 2016.

Gaby Scanlon nearly died after drinking a nitrogen-laced cocktail at Oscar’s Wine Bar in Lancaster in October 2012.

Doctors had to remove Miss Scanlon’s stomach and connect her oesophagus directly to her small bowel.