Nottingham

Moor Bridge crossing gets lighting after deaths

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Image caption Lindsey Inger was killed by a tram at Moor Bridge crossing

Lighting is being installed at a tram and rail crossing where three people have been accidentally killed.

Jean Hoggart, 56, and her seven-year-old grandson Mikey Dawson were hit by a train at Moor Bridge crossing in Nottinghamshire in 2008.

Lindsey Inger, 13, was killed by a tram at the crossing in 2012.

Relatives and the community campaigned for a footbridge, which was installed in 2013, but they said that was not enough and demanded lighting too.

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Image caption Jean Hoggart and grandson Mikey Dawson were hit by a train at the crossing

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer, who campaigned with them, said: "Finally people can cross in safety, they can feel confident in crossing.

"It puts the whole thing to bed really, I hope, and we won't be burdened by another tragedy of another accident."

Other people have died at the crossing but these have been suicides rather than accidents.

Nottinghamshire County Council is installing the lighting over the weekend.

The council said there had been a delay because of complications of working by a live line.

Image caption People living near Moor Bridge crossing had previously campaigned for a footbridge

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