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Court to decide on private prosecution over lorry crash

Harry Clarke was driving the lorry when it crashed killing six people in December 2014. Credit: PA

A court will decide whether the families of the Glasgow bin lorry victims can bring a private prosecution against the driver.

Harry Clarke lost control of his vehicle when he had a blackout days before Christmas in 2014 killing six people in a busy shopping area of the city.

The families of Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade are pursuing the court bid.

It comes after the Crown Office previously took the decision not to prosecute Mr Clarke.

Stephenie Tait, Jacqueline Morton and Gillian Ewing also died in the tragedy.

Scotland's top judge said a two-day hearing should take place in October or November, with the exact date not yet arranged.

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