The driver of the South London tram that careered from the rails two weeks ago, killing 7 and injuring 50 more, was under the spotlight last night as a female witness came forward, claiming that the man may have fallen asleep in bed just days before the tragic incident occurred.
Mrs Tracy Dell, 57, and the live-in partner of the killer driver, wept as she told us: “About 3 days before that terrible incident, we watched television together until about 10pm and then went to bed.
“It was while he was lying next to me that I noticed he was becoming drowsy. His eyes were definitely closed and he was breathing quite deeply.
“Realising that there was no time to lose, I quickly shook him hard by the shoulders, whereupon he started violently and stared at me in a quizzical manner.
“I felt shaken after that and spent the remainder of the night in the spare room in case he started nodding off again. I finished with him the following morning, knowing I could never trust him again”
This shock revelation comes just days after one of the murderous driver’s children claimed to have seen the man having a glass of sherry with his Christmas dinner in 1997.
Mrs Dell has requested that her entire fee for this interview be placed in her bank account without delay.