Guilty verdicts in Network Rail case

11:54am Monday 25th February 2013

By Mark Bowen

A JURY has found a signalman and Network Rail guilty of charges against them at Birmingham Crown Court.

The jury, consisting of seven women and five men, had been deliberating the case since Tuesday which looked at whether signalman Adrian Maund and Network Rail should have done more to prevent the death of Jane Harding at a Herefordshire level crossing.

Maund, aged 43, from Caswell Crescent, Leominster, had denied failing to take reasonable care for the health and safety of railway and railway crossing users by raising the level crossing barriers when it was unsafe to do so.

Network Rail also pleaded not guilty to a separate charge of failing in its duty of care for the health and safety of railway and railway crossing users by not installing an approach locking system.

See Thursday's paper for more.

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