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Monday, 5 March, 2001, 12:38 GMT
Selby crash victims named
Selby train crash
The Health and Safety Executive will give its initial findings
Accident investigators are removing wreckage from the site of the Selby rail crash, as four more victims of the disaster were named.

Police believe ten people were killed when an East Coast main line passenger train hit a car on the track then collided with a freight train.

Alan Frederick Ensor, 44, a civil engineering project manager; Clive Gregory Vidgen, 39, a business manager; Barry Needham, 40, a freight logistics co-ordinator and Steve Baldwin, a university professor, all from York, were named as victims by police on Monday.

The six others who died were named last week.

Parish church of St Paul in Hensall
An emotional service was held in a parish church near the crash scene

Police have recovered a data recorder in the freight train locomotive, which could provide vital information about the crash.

An interim inquiry by the Health and Safety Executive into the cause of the crash is expected to be presented to Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott shortly.

More than 250 people attended a special church service on Sunday a mile away from the scene of the crash to remember the victims and their families.

Prayers were also said for Gary Hart, the driver of the Land Rover which ended up on the track and caused a freight train and a passenger train to collide.

'Commemorate with dignity'

The service was held at the parish church of St Paul in Hensall.

Relatives of three of the crash victims were among the congregation.

They included Mary Dunn, wife of freight train driver Stephen Dunn, who died in the tragedy.

She was accompanied by her young sons, Andrew and James, other family members and police liaison officers.

In his sermon the Right Reverend Cyril Ashton said the service was not about apportioning blame.

"It's an opportunity to commemorate with appropriate dignity those who have lost their lives, to recognise the grief and pain as so many lives have been torn apart, to pray for the injured, the bereaved and the broken and to comfort those who mourn.

Selby train crash
More victims are to be named

"Perhaps, above all, it is an attempt to offer hope beyond the tragedy."

The service was jointly organised by Christian churches in the area.

A formal memorial service is expected to be held in the next few weeks at York Minster.

A 27-year-old Coventry man has been charged with wasting police time and obstructing a coroner following the crash.

The charges follow allegations that he telephoned the Train Crash Casualty Bureau and falsely reported that a relative was missing.

He was due to appear before Coventry Magistrates' Court on Monday at 1000GMT.

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