Signalman trial over death

A jury is expeceted to return a verdict today in the case of a railway signalman on trial over the death of a woman in Herefordshire in January 2010.

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No verdict today for accused signalman

The jury serving the case of a railway signalman on trial over the death of a woman in Herefordshire have retired for the weekend.

Jane Harding was killed when a train ploughed into her car on a level crossing at Moreton on Lugg near Hereford in January 2010.

Her husband Mark, who was driving, survived the accident.

During the trial at Birmingham Crown Court, a jury was told how signalman Adrian Maund was distracted at the time by a phone call from a farmer who wanted to move sheep across the line at another crossing.

He told police in an interview that he believed the Manchester to Milford Haven train had already passed when he raised the barriers.

The case has been adjourned.

Mr Maund denies the charge against him.

The jury will continue its deliberation next week.

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