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Mourners gather for funeral of family killed in bin lorry crash

Hundreds of mourners have gathered at the funeral of three members of the same family who were killed when a bin lorry crashed in Glasgow before Christmas.

Mourners gather for funeral of family killed in bin lorry crash Credit: ITV News

Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68 and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, all died when the out-of-control refuse vehicle ploughed into pedestrians in the city's George Square three days before Christmas.

Erin's brothers Liam, 15, and Aiden, 14, and little sister Niamh, six, were all at the service. Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson, Scottish Justice Secretary Michael Matheson and Jackie Baillie, the MSP for Dumbarton, were also among the mourners.

Mourners gather for funeral of family killed in bin lorry crash Credit: ITV News

Funeral for family killed in Glasgow bin lorry crash

Jack Sweeney was killed along with his wife Lorraine and granddaughter Erin (right). Credit: Police Scotland

A funeral for three members of the same family killed in the Glasgow bin lorry crash is set to take place later this morning.

A service for Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade will be held at St Patrick's RC Church in Dumbarton at 10am.

The family were killed, along with three others, when a bin lorry veered out of control near George Square on 22nd December. Ten people were also injured during the incident.

The mass, which will be led by the Archbishop of Glasgow Philip Tartaglia, will be followed by private burials.

Hundreds attend vigil in Glasgow for bin lorry victims

More than 1,000 people have attended the vigil in Glasgow's Royal Exchange Square. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

More than 1,000 people have attended a vigil to remember victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash near the scene of the incident.

Hundreds of bouquets of flowers and candles have been left in Queen Street. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The vigil took place in Glasgow's Royal Exchange Square, adjoining Queen Street, where hundreds of bouquets of flowers and candles have been placed in memory of the victims.

People also held lit candles as they remembered the six people who were killed by the lorry. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

People also held lit candles as they remembered the six people who were killed and 10 injured when the lorry lost control in Queen Street and George Square on Monday.

Four people, including two teenage girls, are still being treated in hospital following the accident and are all in stable condition.

Four people, including two teenage girls, are still being treated in hospital following the accident. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The vigil was organised through the Facebook pages Support the George Square Crash and RIP Glasgow Lorry Crash Victims.

Four Glasgow crash victims still in hospital

Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Four people, including two teenage girls, are still being treated in hospital following the Glasgow bin lorry crash, which claimed the lives of six people. Three females - a 14-year old girl, an 18-year-old and a woman aged 64 - are all being cared for at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The 14-year-old girl had been left seriously ill after the accident on Monday, in which an out-of-control bin lorry ploughed into pedestrians in the city centre, but all three of the women are now said to be in a stable condition.

The remaining patient, a 57-year-old man who is being treated in the Western Infirmary, is also stable.

A statement released by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde this morning said: "Four patients remain in two Glasgow hospitals following Monday's tragic incident in George Square.

"Three patients remain in Glasgow Royal Infirmary: a 14-year-old girl, an 18-year-old female and a 64-year-old woman. All are stable. "A 57-year-old man is being treated at the Western Infirmary and remains stable."

The victims of the crash were yesterday remembered at Christmas services across the city, with candles lit and prayers said for all those affected by the tragedy.

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'Increase in numbers' at Glasgow church services

Glasgow church services have reportedly seen an increase in numbers following this week's bin lorry tragedy in the city in which six people died.

Speaking after today's Christmas service, the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth of St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow said:

At each of our festival services people have been speaking of the sadness that has come to the city this Christmas.

At every service people have been speaking to me about what it was like to be in Queen Street when the tragedy was unfolding.

It is also significant that all the services that we've had this week have had increased numbers.

People have been saying that they want to come together to pray and stand in solidarity with those who grieve and those who are traumatised. It is said that people make Glasgow and this Christmas we are once again seeing the people of Glasgow joining together, united in love for one another.

– The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

Glasgow churches remember bin lorry victims

Victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash have been remembered at Christmas services across the city.

Six people were killed and 10 more injured when the truck lost control in Queen Street on Monday.

Candles were lit and prayers were said for all those affected at church services on Christmas morning.

Christmas lights across Scotland were turned off last night as a mark of respect. Credit: PA

Four people remain in hospital following the George Square tragedy. A 14-year-old girl, two women aged 18 and 64, and a 57-year-old man are all now in a stable condition, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said.

Six candles to be lit in Christmas service for crash victims

From top left to bottom right: Jack and Lorraine Sweeney, Erin McQuade, Stephenie Tait, Gillian Ewing and Jacqueline Morton. Credit: Family handout

The Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway has said six candles will be specially lit on Christmas Day for the victims of the Glasgow lorry crash.

Reverend Dr Gregor Duncan said he saw the aftermath with his own eyes and would never forget it.

He added: "The whole Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway offers our prayers for and condolences to all so suddenly and terribly caught up in this latest tragedy to befall the City of Glasgow."

Eighteen-year-old student Erin McQuade and her grandparents Jack and Lorraine Sweeney were killed alongside Gillian Ewing, 52, Stephenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, on Monday.

There has already been a memorial service in the city and thousands of people switched off their Christmas lights for two-minutes as a mark of respect to those who died.

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