Lorry Crash Report Passed To Prosecutors

The police report into the Glasgow bin lorry crash that killed six people days before Christmas has been sent to prosecutors.

Ten other people were injured in the accident on December 22 in the city's Queen Street and George Square.

The Crown Office confirmed it has now received the initial report from police and will decide if there will be any criminal proceedings or if a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) will be held.

A timescale for any further investigations will be outlined by the end of February.

Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents, Jack Sweeney, 68, and his 69-year-old wife Lorraine, all from Dumbarton, died in the incident.

Primary school teacher Stephenie Tait, 29, and tax worker Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh, were also killed when the truck mounted the pavement before crashing into the side of the Millennium Hotel in George Square.

All of those injured in the crash have now been discharged from hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said.

The Crown Office has had regular updates from Police Scotland on the investigation and will now consider the force's initial report.

The families of those killed will be kept up to date with any progress.

A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Crown Office has today received an initial report from Police Scotland on the investigation into the bin lorry crash in the centre of Glasgow.

"This is in addition to the regular updates we have been receiving from Police Scotland on the progress of the investigation since the crash on December 22.

"The Crown will now consider the initial police report and by the end of February we will provide information as to the timescale of further investigations required for any criminal proceedings or FAI.

"Specialist staff from Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service will keep the families advised on progress and support them throughout all stages of the investigation.''

Earlier this week, a teenager who used social media to post offensive comments about the crash was given a caution by police.

Ross Loraine, 19, from Sunderland, was arrested after a number of complaints were made about his post on Twitter just hours after the incident in Glasgow.

Northumbria Police said he had been arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication, after he had handed himself in following the outcry.

A police spokesman said: ''A 19-year-old man has been given a caution for making a malicious communication.''

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