BREAKING NEWS: Out-of-court settlement in double railway-deaths tragedy

THE RAILWAY crossing where Mrs Hoggart and Mikey Dawson died

THE RAILWAY crossing where Mrs Hoggart and Mikey Dawson died

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A HUCKNALL man whose wife and grandson were killed when they were hit by a train have been paid damages by Network Rail.

Jean Hoggart (56) and seven-year-old Mikey Dawson died in November 2008 on the crossing that links Moor Road, Bestwood Village, and Nottingham Road, Hucknall.

Mrs Hoggart’s husband, Laurence, issued High Court proceedings against Network Rail, claiming the firm was aware of the dangers but took no action.

A High Court hearing was due to take place later this month.

In a statement, Mr Hoggart said he was ‘still angry about the manner in which the rail authorities dragged their feet in even responding to the deaths’.

A Network Rail spokesman said the firm had accepted legal responsibility for the tragedy. The amount of the damages has not been disclosed.

FOR THE FULL STORY, SEE THIS WEEKK’S DISPATCH (PUBLISHED FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10)