Two men are charged with manslaughter over death of 15-year-old girl who suffered server allergic reaction to takeaway meal

TWO men have been charged in connection with the tragic death of a 15-year-old girl who suffered a "severe allergic reaction" after eating a takeaway.

Megan Lee died on New Year's Day after developing the reaction feared to have been caused by food she ate from a takeaway near her home.

Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 39,  and Harun Rashid, 38, have been charged with manslaughter, Lancashire Police confirmed.

The pair are also accused of "failing to discharge general health/safety duty to a person other than an employee" and failing to comply with EU provision concerning food safety and hygiene.

They are due to appear before magistrates in Blackburn on January 4.

The talented actress had fallen ill after the meal from the Royal Spice takeaway in Oswaldtwistle, near Accrington.

She was rushed to nearby Royal Blackburn Hospital where she died two days later.

Police launched an investigation into the schoolgirl's death amid fears the takeaway may have caused her "severe allergic reaction".

A post mortem showed she died from "acute asthma" triggered by a nut allergy.

Megan's devastated parents previously said their "hearts have been shattered" by the death of their "beautiful daughter".

Adam and Gemma Lee said: "A role model, an inspiration, our Princess, our Megan.

“Megan loved school and thoroughly enjoyed drama and musical theatre. She immediately touched the hearts of everyone she ever met.

“Megan was the kindest, most loving daughter and sister, who always wore the most beautiful and infectious smile."

The tragic teen attended St Christopher's High School in Accrington and was a budding actress.

She was a member of the ReAct Academy of Theatre Arts and starred in many of their productions.

The group's principal Cassandra Webster said at the time of Megan's death: "We are all heartbroken. We will miss her tremendously and she will always be remembered.

"We have seen her grow from a a quiet little girl to this fantastic enthusiastic driven young lady who seized every opportunity."

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