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EveningTimes Online
Police investigators deny attempt to whitewash Sheku Bayoh case with controversial medical claimsTHE body charged with investigating the police in Scotland has denied it is see
Police investigators deny attempt to whitewash Sheku Bayoh case with controversial medical claims
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 hours ago
THE body charged with investigating the police in Scotland has denied it is seeking to blame a controversial medical condition for the death in custody of Sheku Bayoh. The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has submitted its... Read more
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heraldscotland
Police investigators deny attempt to whitewash Sheku Bayoh case with controversial medical claimsMr Bayoh's family's lawyer Aamer Anwar said the family has been waiting 17 week
Police investigators deny attempt to whitewash Sheku Bayoh case with controversial medical claims
heraldscotland / Posted 4 hours ago
Mr Bayoh's family's lawyer Aamer Anwar said the family has been waiting 17 weeks to establish the cause of death and had lost confidence in PIRC's ability to properly investigate Police Scotland. Ahead of a meeting with the victim's family this... Read more
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Daily Record
Gymnastics coach arrested in teen girl sex inquiryRyan McKee, 23, was reported to police amid claims he became too close to a 13-
Gymnastics coach arrested in teen girl sex inquiry
Daily Record / Posted 13 hours ago
Ryan McKee, 23, was reported to police amid claims he became too close to a 13-year-old girl. McKee has been suspended as a coach at Glasgow fitness club Urban Gymnastics while police investigate. Bosses at Urban, in the city’s Kinning Park, have... Read more
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Daily Record
The injuries suffered by police custody death victim Sheku BayohSHEKU Bayoh’s family fear investigators will whitewash his death in police cust
The injuries suffered by police custody death victim Sheku Bayoh
Daily Record / Posted 16 hours ago
SHEKU Bayoh’s family fear investigators will whitewash his death in police custody by blaming a controversial medical condition. They are furious after discovering an inquiry team have commissioned reports from experts in excited delirium – a... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Bin lorry prosecutors ‘lack thought and compassion’RELATIVES of victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash last night accused prosecut
Bin lorry prosecutors ‘lack thought and compassion’
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
RELATIVES of victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash last night accused prosecutors of lacking “thought, compassion and understanding” just hours after the conclusion of a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths. A family who lost three people last... Read more
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heraldscotland
Bin lorry prosecutors ‘lack thought and compassion’Mr Mulholland, then spoke after its release saying he has “no doubt that the de
Bin lorry prosecutors ‘lack thought and compassion’
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
Mr Mulholland, then spoke after its release saying he has “no doubt that the decision was the correct one in law”. Scotland’s top law officer said he understood the anger and upset of the families and accepted the decision not to bring criminal... Read more
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Scotsman
Lord Advocate defends decisionSCOTLAND’S top law officer has said he has “no doubt” it was the right decision
Lord Advocate defends decision
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
SCOTLAND’S top law officer has said he has “no doubt” it was the right decision not to prosecute the driver in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy. Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC strongly defended the Crown’s position and said he understands the anger... Read more
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Scotsman
Lord Advocate defends no Glasgow bin lorry charges Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland has defended the Crown's position. Lord Advoca
Lord Advocate defends no Glasgow bin lorry charges
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland has defended the Crown's position. Lord Advocate insists decision not to prosecute driver was “correct” Fatal Accident Inquiry at Glasgow Sheriff Court comes to an... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Prosecutor defends no bin lorry prosecutionScotland's top prosecutor has strongly defended the Crown's decision not to pro
Prosecutor defends no bin lorry prosecution
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
Scotland's top prosecutor has strongly defended the Crown's decision not to prosecute the driver in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy, saying he has "no doubt that the decision was the correct one in law". Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC said he... Read more
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heraldscotland
Prosecutor defends no bin lorry prosecutionHe said the view was reached in full knowledge of all the major facts which eme
Prosecutor defends no bin lorry prosecution
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
He said the view was reached in full knowledge of all the major facts which emerged during the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the crash and rejected suggestions that decision-making in the case was rushed, arguing that past inquiries into some of... Read more
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Daily Record
Scotland's top prosecutor: Crown was right to not charge bin lorry driverSCOTLAND's top prosecutor has strongly defended the Crown's decision not to pro
Scotland's top prosecutor: Crown was right to not charge bin lorry driver
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
SCOTLAND's top prosecutor has strongly defended the Crown's decision not to prosecute the driver in the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy, saying he has "no doubt that the decision was the correct one in law". Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC said he... Read more
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Daily Record
Harry Clarke 'not blaming others' for horror crash that killed six peopleHis lawyer, Paul Reid QC, told a fatal accident inquiry into the crash: "Harry
Harry Clarke 'not blaming others' for horror crash that killed six people
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
His lawyer, Paul Reid QC, told a fatal accident inquiry into the crash: "Harry Clarke does not doubt for a moment the unimaginable grief, loss and sadness that the families of the victims must have suffered." Mr Reid then offered his condolences to... Read more
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Scotsman
Family voice concern over bin lorry crash inquiry Relatives of Glasgo bbin lorry crash victims Lorraine Sweeney with her grandda
Family voice concern over bin lorry crash inquiry
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
Relatives of Glasgo bbin lorry crash victims Lorraine Sweeney with her granddaughter Erin McQuade have expressed great concern over how the tragedy was investigated. Picture: Contributed A LAWYER for... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Family's "great concerns" about the investigation of the crashA "devastated" family who lost three people in the bin lorry tragedy have expre
Family's "great concerns" about the investigation of the crash
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
A "devastated" family who lost three people in the bin lorry tragedy have expressed "great concerns" about the investigation of the crash. University student Erin McQuade, 18, died along with her grandparents Jack, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, on... Read more
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heraldscotland
Family's "great concerns" about the investigation of the crashMr Stewart said he was speaking on behalf of Jacqueline and Matthew McQuade - E
Family's "great concerns" about the investigation of the crash
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
Mr Stewart said he was speaking on behalf of Jacqueline and Matthew McQuade - Erin's parents - and Yvonne Reilly - Jacqueline's sister and Mr and Mrs Sweeney's daughter - and her husband Michael. He said that the fact that the tragedy was... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Family's "great concerns" about the investigation of the crash.A "devastated" family who lost three people in the bin lorry tragedy have expre
Family's "great concerns" about the investigation of the crash.
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
A "devastated" family who lost three people in the bin lorry tragedy have expressed "great concerns" about the investigation of the crash. University student Erin McQuade, 18, died along with her grandparents Jack, 68, and Lorraine Sweeney, 69, on... Read more
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heraldscotland
Family of three bin lorry crash victims disagree with decision not to prosecute driverMr Stewart said the family did not agree that it should have been treated as a
Family of three bin lorry crash victims disagree with decision not to prosecute driver
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
Mr Stewart said the family did not agree that it should have been treated as a road traffic accident and believes there should have been more involvement from the Health and Safety Executive. Concerns were also raised over the fact that driver Harry... Read more
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Daily Record
Family of three Glasgow bin lorry crash victims slam decision not to prosecuteMark Stewart QC raised the issue in his final submission to the fatal accident
Family of three Glasgow bin lorry crash victims slam decision not to prosecute
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
Mark Stewart QC raised the issue in his final submission to the fatal accident inquiry into the crash which claimed six lives on December 22 last year. Mr Stewart said the family did not agree that it should have been treated as a road traffic... Read more
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Ekklesia
Liberty Human Rights Awards 2015 shortlist announcedThe nominees for the Liberty Human Rights Awards, announced this week, include
Liberty Human Rights Awards 2015 shortlist announced
Ekklesia / Posted 3 days ago
The nominees for the Liberty Human Rights Awards, announced this week, include ground-breaking activists, fearless young campaigners, lawyers and artists who have been at the forefront of the fight for human rights and civil liberties in 2015. The... Read more
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Daily Record
Sheku Bayoh family call for police CCTV footage to be made publicTHE FAMILY of a man who died in police custody are calling for CCTV footage of
Sheku Bayoh family call for police CCTV footage to be made public
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
THE FAMILY of a man who died in police custody are calling for CCTV footage of his confrontation with officers to be made public. Dad-of-two Sheku Bayoh’s loved ones yesterday met with the Lord Advocate to discuss an interim investigation... Read more
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Scotsman
Sheku Bayoh family’s dismay after probe fails Sheku Bayoh's family will hold talks with the Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland.
Sheku Bayoh family’s dismay after probe fails
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
Sheku Bayoh's family will hold talks with the Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland. Picture: John Devlin INVESTIGATORS probing the death of a man in police custody nearly four months ago have yet to determine... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sheku Bayoh's family call on Lord Advocate to release CCTV footageTHE family of Sheku Bayoh, who died in police custody, have called on Scotland'
Sheku Bayoh's family call on Lord Advocate to release CCTV footage
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
THE family of Sheku Bayoh, who died in police custody, have called on Scotland's most senior legal officer to make CCTV and mobile phone footage connected to the alleged incident publicly available. Aamer Anwar, the lawyer representing the family,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sheku Bayoh's family have lost confidence in police watchdog, Aamer Anwar saysFather-of-two Mr Bayoh died after being detained by officers called to an incid
Sheku Bayoh's family have lost confidence in police watchdog, Aamer Anwar says
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
Father-of-two Mr Bayoh died after being detained by officers called to an incident in Hayfield Road in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on May 3. His death is being investigated by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc), who gave an update this... Read more
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Daily Record
Sheku Bayoh's family to meet with Scotland's top legal officer over his deathThe family of a man who died in police custody are to meet with Scotland's most
Sheku Bayoh's family to meet with Scotland's top legal officer over his death
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
The family of a man who died in police custody are to meet with Scotland's most senior legal officer. His death is being investigated by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) who gave an update this month to the Lord... Read more
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heraldscotland
Leading lawyer: Bin lorry families can demand review of Crown's decision not to prosecute driverHe also called on Scotland's parliamentarians to change the law to make it less
Leading lawyer: Bin lorry families can demand review of Crown's decision not to prosecute driver
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
He also called on Scotland's parliamentarians to change the law to make it less difficult to secure a private prosecution. The Crown Office said two months after the December 2014 incident that no charges would be brought against Mr Clarke or his... Read more
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Daily Record
Glasgow bin lorry crash could challenge decision not to prosecute Harry ClarkeHe also called on Scotland’s parliamentarians to change the law to make it less
Glasgow bin lorry crash could challenge decision not to prosecute Harry Clarke
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
He also called on Scotland’s parliamentarians to change the law to make it less difficult to secure a private prosecution. The Crown Office said two months after the December 2014 incident that no charges would be brought against Mr Clarke or his... Read more
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Daily Record
Family of pensioner murdered by serial sex beast fear vital details about her death may have been hidden from themTHE family of an OAP murdered by a serial sex beast are demanding a fatal accid
Family of pensioner murdered by serial sex beast fear vital details about her death may have been hidden from them
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
THE family of an OAP murdered by a serial sex beast are demanding a fatal accident inquiry, claiming vital details about her death have been withheld from them. Rosina Sutherland’s relatives are furious they only saw a heavily-edited official report... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Leading lawyer: Bin lorry families can demand review of Crown's decision not to prosecute driverFAMILIES of the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy victims have grounds to challenge the
Leading lawyer: Bin lorry families can demand review of Crown's decision not to prosecute driver
EveningTimes Online / Posted 5 days ago
FAMILIES of the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy victims have grounds to challenge the decision of the Crown Office not to prosecute the driver, one of Scotland's highest-profile solicitors has claimed. Leading civil lawyer Cameron Fyfe said a judicial... Read more
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heraldscotland
Family of Sheku Bayoh to meet Lord AdvocateAamer Anwar, lawyer for the Bayoh family, claims that excessive force was used
Family of Sheku Bayoh to meet Lord Advocate
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
Aamer Anwar, lawyer for the Bayoh family, claims that excessive force was used by police. He said Mr Bayoh had not been carrying a knife when he was arrested although it is understood a knife was found 10 yards from the scene of the arrest in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Gran injured in the Glasgow bin lorry crash is considering legal actionMarie Weatherall was hospitalised for a month after being hit by the runaway re
Gran injured in the Glasgow bin lorry crash is considering legal action
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
Marie Weatherall was hospitalised for a month after being hit by the runaway refuse truck while she was out shopping in the city centre. The 65-year-old suffered a broken arm and leg in the crash and can still only walk slowly. A fatal accident... Read more
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Daily Record
A gran injured in the Glasgow bin lorry crash plans to sue for compensationMarie Weatherall, 65, was in hospital for four weeks after being struck by the
A gran injured in the Glasgow bin lorry crash plans to sue for compensation
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
Marie Weatherall, 65, was in hospital for four weeks after being struck by the runaway truck while out shopping. Six people were killed and 15 injured when driver Harry Clarke passed out at the wheel and mounted a pavement packed with Christmas... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Bin lorry survivor 'will sue for damages'ONE of the survivors of the Glasgow bin lorry crash is considering suing for da
Bin lorry survivor 'will sue for damages'
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
ONE of the survivors of the Glasgow bin lorry crash is considering suing for damages after being critically injured. Marie Weatherall, 65, who was in hospital for four weeks after she was one of the first to be struck by the out-of-control vehicle,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Bin lorry crash survivor seeks damagesThe grandmother-of-three from Glasgow's south side can still only walk slowly a
Bin lorry crash survivor seeks damages
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
The grandmother-of-three from Glasgow's south side can still only walk slowly after suffering a broken left arm and leg in the crash. She has already consulted a solicitor but says there is a dilemma over what action to take because "at the moment... Read more
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Scotsman
Taxi drivers face revealing medical records Harry Clarke complained of vertigo and dizziness. Picture: HEMEDIA TAXI drive
Taxi drivers face revealing medical records
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
Harry Clarke complained of vertigo and dizziness. Picture: HEMEDIA TAXI drivers in the north of Scotland could soon be told to submit a medical report with their licence applications. The requirement was... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Family's fight for justice after disabled man burnt aliveA family are still fighting for justice seven years after a disabled man burnt
Family's fight for justice after disabled man burnt alive
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
A family are still fighting for justice seven years after a disabled man burnt to death when his wheelchair malfunctioned. Denis McKenna, 55, who had spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative disease, called his brother for help as his chair went up... Read more
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Daily Record
Electric wheelchair tragedy: Family demand action after horror deathCHARLIE MCKENNA will never forget the sound of his big brother’s dying screams.
Electric wheelchair tragedy: Family demand action after horror death
Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
CHARLIE MCKENNA will never forget the sound of his big brother’s dying screams. Trapped in a burning wheelchair, Denis had called his brother for help but his desperate pleas only reached the answer phone. He died before his brother heard the... Read more
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Daily Record
No justice : Three blackout drivers - nine deadTHE family of a bus driver who was killed after a colleague blacked out at the
No justice : Three blackout drivers - nine dead
Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
THE family of a bus driver who was killed after a colleague blacked out at the wheel have told of their anger that he won’t face criminal charges. Jim Lochrie’s daughter Elaine broke her silence to add her voice to growing criticism of the Crown... Read more
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Daily Record
Glasgow bin lorry crash FAI: a 'mistake' to let off Harry ClarkeMr McConnachie, who was principal prosecutor at the Crown Office from 2006 to 2
Glasgow bin lorry crash FAI: a 'mistake' to let off Harry Clarke
Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
Mr McConnachie, who was principal prosecutor at the Crown Office from 2006 to 2009, said: “On the basis of what we have heard from the inquiry, it does seem to be the case that they have very much jumped the gun in making the decision not to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Glasgow bin crash survivor calls on driver to "own up" & say sorryShe says she cannot understand why the Crown Office jumped the gun by deciding
Glasgow bin crash survivor calls on driver to "own up" & say sorry
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
She says she cannot understand why the Crown Office jumped the gun by deciding not to press charges before the Fatal Accident Inquiry had concluded. Lawyers for the family of one of the six victims of tragedy have applied to the High Court for... Read more
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Northern Echo
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingDorothy Bain QC, representing the family of Jacqueline Morton, accused him of m
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Northern Echo / Posted 8 days ago
Dorothy Bain QC, representing the family of Jacqueline Morton, accused him of misleading medics and telling a "pack of lies" on job application and DVLA forms in order to keep his HGV licence. The Crown Office ruled out bringing any charges against... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingThe Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
The Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to apologise after being accused of telling a "pack of lies" about his medical history. A lawyer for one of the six people killed told Harry Clarke, 58, "it's all your... Read more
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express
Glasgow bin lorry driver refuses to apologise at inquiry for 'lies' about health THE driver of the Glasgow bin lorry which careered out of control and killed
Glasgow bin lorry driver refuses to apologise at inquiry for 'lies' about health
express / Posted 9 days ago
THE driver of the Glasgow bin lorry which careered out of control and killed six people after he blacked out at the wheel has been accused of telling a "pack of lies"... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingThe Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Streatham Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
The Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to apologise after being accused of telling a "pack of lies" about his medical history. A lawyer for one of the six people killed told Harry Clarke, 58, "it's all your... Read more
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Gazette
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingThe Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
The Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to apologise after being accused of telling a "pack of lies" about his medical history. A lawyer for one of the six people killed told Harry Clarke, 58, "it's all your... Read more
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Gazette News
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingThe Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Gazette News / Posted 9 days ago
The Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to apologise after being accused of telling a "pack of lies" about his medical history. A lawyer for one of the six people killed told Harry Clarke, 58, "it's all your... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Innocent man cleared of speeding at 111mph after authorities admit errorAn innocent man has been cleared of speeding at 111 miles per hour - after offi
Innocent man cleared of speeding at 111mph after authorities admit error
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
An innocent man has been cleared of speeding at 111 miles per hour - after officers from Police Scotland admitted the wrong man had been prosecuted. Majed Hussain was finally cleared of any wrongdoing a year after the incident and while he was... Read more
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heraldscotland
Innocent man is cleared of speeding at 111mph after authorities admit errorHussain had vehemently protested his innocence since first being quizzed about
Innocent man is cleared of speeding at 111mph after authorities admit error
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
Hussain had vehemently protested his innocence since first being quizzed about the speeding incident but was only cleared after the case had called seven times in court. Despite having no connection with the car at all, and not even fitting the... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingThe Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
The Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to apologise after being accused of telling a "pack of lies" about his medical history. A lawyer for one of the six people killed told Harry Clarke, 58, "it's all your... Read more
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Bury Times
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingThe Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Bury Times / Posted 9 days ago
The Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to apologise after being accused of telling a "pack of lies" about his medical history. A lawyer for one of the six people killed told Harry Clarke, 58, "it's all your... Read more
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Bolton News
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lyingThe Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke accused of lying
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
The Glasgow bin lorry crash driver who blacked out at the wheel has refused to apologise after being accused of telling a "pack of lies" about his medical history. A lawyer for one of the six people killed told Harry Clarke, 58, "it's all your... Read more
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