A judge at the Old Bailey today threw out manslaughter charges against five rail executives accused of killing the four people who died in the Hatfield train crash.
Corporate manslaughter charges against the engineering firm Balfour Beatty were also dismissed. […]
He said he could not give reasons for his decision.
“I must ask you to accept my ruling, which does not affect one way or the other the important decisions you will have to make when considering verdicts on the health and safety counts.”