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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."

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