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Thursday 22 July 2021

The victims of the Croydon tram crash died as a result of an accident and were not unlawfully killed.

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The jury's returned its conclusion into the incident, which claimed the lives of seven people in November 2016.

The driver of the tram is believed to have been in a "microsleep" before it derailed.

Alfred Dorris was arrested but never charged following the incident. 

Assistant Chief Constable at British Transport Police, Charlie Doyle said: “Today  the jury in the Croydon tram crash Inquest have returned their verdict and concluded that seven people were accidentally killed in November 2016.

"While the Inquest process has now concluded, the memory of that tragic day is one that will stay with us forever as an organisation. Throughout this, the seven men and women who died, along with their loved ones, and everyone else affected by that terrible day, have remained at the very forefront of our minds. They will never be forgotten.”

The mother of Mark Smith, one of the victims, said “justice has been suffocated”.

Jean Smith, whose son was 35 when he died, called the inquest into the deaths a “farce” and said she was “bitterly disappointed” not to hear evidence from management at Transport for London.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:40 pm  

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