Cumbria

Date set for Grayrigg fatal train crash inquest

Grayrigg train crash
Image caption One woman died in the crash which happened more than four years ago

The date for an inquest into a train crash in which a woman died four years ago in Cumbria has been set.

Margaret Masson, 84, from Glasgow, died when a Virgin Pendolino express train derailed on the West Coast Main Line near Kendal in February 2007.

A Rail Accident Investigation Branch inquiry ruled the train had gone over badly maintained points.

The inquest into the crash, which also injured 22 other passengers, begins at Kendal County Hall on 24 October.

The train driver, Iain Black, from Dumbarton, suffered multiple injuries as the London to Glasgow train careered down an embankment.

Mr Black, who was 47 at the time of the crash, broke his neck when the train derailed.

After the crash three railway workers were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

The men - a 60-year-old and a 64-year-old, both from Tebay in Cumbria, and a 46-year-old from Preston, Lancashire, were all later released without charge.

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