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Sentencing of signalman over woman's death

The sentencing of Network Rail and one of its signalmen will take place today, after being found guilty of breaching health and safety laws, following the death of a woman at a level crossing.

Jane Harding who died after the car she was travelling in was struck by a passenger train on a level crossing Credit: British Transport Police

Fifty-two-year-old Jane Harding died in January 2010, when the car she was a passenger in was hit by a train in the village of Moreton-on-Lugg, Herefordshire.

Signalman Adrian Maund was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care for the safety of those using the crossing, following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Network rail was also convicted of failing to ensure the safety of non-employees at the level crossing.

Maund, from Leominster, Herefordshire, and the 42-year-old's employer will be sentenced by Judge Melbourne Inman QC this afternoon.