Speeding tram driver jailed over death

A Blackpool tram driver who was three times over the 4mph speed limit when he struck and killed a pensioner was jailed for 15 months today.

Holidaymaker Maureen Foxwell, 70, was celebrating her wedding anniversary with husband Barry, 70, when she was knocked down by the tram on the resort's Promenade in August last year.

Mrs Foxwell, from Caerphilly, South Wales, suffered a fractured skull and chest injuries and died a month later.

Tram driver Paul Edensor, 36, of Alexander Road, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancs, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court today after he pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving last month.