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Glasgow bin lorry crash driver resigns from job

File photo of Harry Clarke Credit: PA

The driver of the bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow killing six people last year has quit his job at the city council.

Harry Clarke, 58, was behind the wheel of the vehicle when it veered out of control in the city centre three days before Christmas.

A fatal accident inquiry into the lorry crash held earlier this year heard Mr Clarke lost consciousness at the wheel of the council refuse truck.

Clarke resigned minutes before he was due to face a disciplinary hearing today.

He had been suspended from duty on full pay in August, pending today’s investigation.

A spokesman for the local authority said today: "Harry Clarke has resigned with immediate effect and is no longer an employee of Glasgow City Council."


Glasgow bin lorry driver Harry Clarke arrested on driving offence

Harry Clarke will not face criminal proceedings for the fatal crash. Credit: PA

The driver of a bin lorry that careered out of control and crashed, killing six people in Glasgow has been arrested on a driving offence, STV News report.

It is alleged that Harry Clarke, 58, got behind the wheel of his car on 20th September without a driving licence.

The DVLA withdrew Mr Clarke's license and banned him from driving HGVs for 10 years.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "A 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with alleged road traffic offences.

"A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

A fatal accident inquiry into the crash on 22nd December last year has heard Mr Clarke blacked out at the wheel while driving his bin lorry moments before the fatal crash.

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