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Croydon Tram Crash appeal made for witnesses

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Croydon Tram Crash appeal for witnesses has been launched by The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) they have now appealed for anyone who may have any information about the Croydon tram crash which killed seven people to come forward.

Inspector Ian Capewell has sais that the possible reason for the crash would be published next week.

They would like to talk to people who were o the derailed tram or anyone who travels on the route regularly.

He would also like to hear from people who work on the tram and live within the nearby area.

Several people have sadly been killed after a tram derailed in Croydon, leaving five people trapped and more than fifty people injured. 

Police were alerted to the incident involving a two-car vehicle that happened at around 6.10am near the Sandilands tram stop.

The British Transport Police confirmed they have arrested the tram driver, Robin Smith assistant chief constable of British Transport Police said: “It is too early for us to confirm numbers but we are working hard to assess the ongoing incident and we are continuing to focus on recovery efforts.”

50 people have been taken to hospital for treatment. 31 were taken to Croydon health service’s emergency department while St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south-west London, is treating another 20 people, four of who it described as “seriously injured”.

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