Potters Bar derailment: Judge appointed

AN inquest into the Potters Bar rail tragedy will be staged as soon as practicable in the New Year, following the appointment of an assistant deputy coroner.

Hertfordshire coroner Edward Thomas today (Monday) announced the appointment Judge Michael Findlay Baker QC to conduct the inquest into the My 2002 derailment in which seven people died and 76 were injured.

Judge Baker said: “Seven years have passed since the Potters Bar rail crash. The delay in holding an inquest has been extreme and will have protracted to an exceptional degree the distress of those who have been bereaved.

“In their interest and in the more general public interest, there must be no more delay.

“I intend to reconvene the inquest as soon as practicable in the New Year in order to set a timetable for the remaining preparatory work and for the hearing.”

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