Woman jailed for Victoria Train Station death

A drunken woman who killed a man by pushing him into a moving tram at Victoria Train Station has been jailed.

Charrissa Loren Brown-Wellington (19/05/1986) of Canal Street, Chadderton has been sentenced at Manchester Crown Court Crown Square to five years in prison after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Philip Carter.

The judge ruled she will remain on extended license for three years thereafter for dangerousness.

On Sunday 11 June 2017, Brown-Wellington spent the afternoon drinking in Piccadilly Gardens before making her way to Victoria Train Station.

After getting off a tram at the station at about 7.30pm, she randomly provoked an argument with Philip on the platform.

The argument escalated before Brown-Wellington lunged at Philip and pushed him as a tram was beginning to move off.

A combination of the momentum of the push and the tram setting off caused Philip to fall down the gap between the two carriages of the tram which continued moving.

The 30-year-old from Blackley suffered catastrophic injuries as a result and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

During interview Brown-Wellington admitted to pushing Philip but claimed she didn’t mean to kill him.

Speaking after the sentencing, Senior Investigating Officer Bob Tonge said: “We may never know definitively what prompted Brown-Wellington to confront Philip Carter but what we do know is that as a result of her actions, a man lost his life in the most horrific circumstances.

“He suffered a brutal death all because she lost her temper and she will now have to live with that as she carries out her prison sentence.

“Although it won’t bring him back, I hope the sentence passed here today will bring Philip’s loved ones some comfort to know that justice has been served.”

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant