THE son of a Scots woman killed in the Grayrigg rail crash said he has forgiven the trackman who did not check the line properly.

George Masson's mother, Margaret, 84, from Glasgow, died when the London to Glasgow Virgin Pendolino derailed on the West Coast Main Line in 2007.

Eighty-six passengers and two crew were injured after the train went over degraded points at 92mph and careered down an embankment in Cumbria.

Dave Lewis, a maintenance manager from Preston who worked at Network Rail, admitted to a hearing he was "under pressure" and had forgotten to inspect the points.

George, 63, told the inquest he thought Mr Lewis had been made a scapegoat and now the two men have been brought together in a BBC documentary.

Mr Masson said: "It's been nice to meet him with everything that's happened. I've got some closure for what's happened and I think he has."