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Rail workers arrested over Grayrigg crash

Police have arrested two Network Rail workers on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the Grayrigg rail crash earlier this year.

The pair, aged 64 and 60, were based a few miles north of the site of the accident occurred on February 23.

When the Glasgow-bound train crashed an elderly woman died and 89 people were injured.

One of the workers has now been released on bail but the other remains in custody.

According to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s progress report last month, inadequate measures by Network Rail to look after the stretcher bars and fasteners on the Lambrigg section of the track led to one 2B point becoming misaligned, causing the fatal crash.