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Elderly tourist hit by tram dies

Maureen Foxwell and her husband Barry  Photo: South Wales Argus
Maureen Foxwell and her husband Barry had been on holiday celebrating her birthday

A 70-year-old tourist who was knocked down by a seafront tram in Blackpool has died in hospital, it has emerged.

Maureen Foxwell from south Wales, was on holiday celebrating her birthday when the accident happened on the promenade on 5 August.

She died at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny. A post-mortem examination is expected to take place.

Her husband Barry Foxwell, 69, said they had chosen Blackpool because it was where they had their honeymoon.

Mrs Foxwell, of Trinant in Caerphilly county, was taken to hospital in Blackpool after being struck by the tram and was later transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital.

She was moved nearer her home in south Wales at the beginning of September.

Her husband said the couple had marked their 48th wedding anniversary last week.

"She saw it through our anniversary, but sadly passed away," said Mr Foxwell.

"She's not suffering any more so we can be at ease."

Trams were stopped in the resort for more than an hour while accident investigations took place.

Lancashire Police were investigating the collision.



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