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Tram driver on death driving charge in Blackpool

Moreen Foxwell
Image caption Moreen Foxwell died in hospital almost a month after the incident

A tram driver has appeared in court charged with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving after tourist was knocked down in Blackpool.

Paul Edensor, 36, of Thornton Cleveleys, was charged following the death of Moreen Foxwell, 70, last year.

Ms Foxwell, from Trinant Caerphilly in Wales, was knocked over near the Norbreck Castle stop on 5 August. She died in hospital on 12 September.

Mr Edensor did not enter a plea when he appeared before Blackpool magistrates.

The 36-year-old was granted unconditional bail until his next hearing at Blackpool Magistrates' Court on 9 September, when the case will be committed to the crown court.

The seafront tramway service is the oldest public service of its kind in Britain and this year celebrates its 125th anniversary.

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