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Glasgow bin lorry driver admits reckless driving - despite losing licence over tragedy which killed six

Harry Clarke, aged 60 Credit: PA

The driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow two years ago, killing six people, has pleaded guilty to another driving offence.

Harry Clarke, aged 60, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday where he admitted culpable and reckless driving in September 2015.

This was despite losing his licence for medical reasons nine months before, following the tragedy on December 22, 2014 - and the charge states he knew or ought to have known there was a risk he may lose consciousness at the wheel.

Jack and Lorraine Sweeney, aged 68 and 69, and their granddaughter Erin McQuade, 18; Stephenie Tait, 29; Jacqueline Morton, 51; and Gillian Ewing, 52, all died in the crash.

Fifteen others were injured.

Clarke blacked out behind the wheel of the bin lorry Credit: PA

He was not prosecuted over the bin lorry crash, as prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges.

At the court on Friday, he admitted driving in the knowledge he had blacked out behind the wheel of the bin lorry, causing it to lose control.

He also admitted that he knew he had lost consciousness or suffered an episode of 'altered awareness' while at the wheel of stationary bus in April 2010.

A Fatal Accident Inquiry heard that Clarke had a history of health issues which he had not disclosed to his employers, nor to the DVLA.