Driver Harry Clarke starts giving evidence in Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry

Motion to adjourn hearing was withdrawn by the family of one of the victims

Glasgow Bin Lorry Crash Inquiry: Driver Harry Clarke Starts Giving Evidence

The driver of the bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow killing six people has begun giving evidence to an inquiry into the tragedy.

Harry Clarke, 58, took the oath and was told by Sheriff John Beckett QC that he did not have to answer any questions which might incriminate him.

Mr Clarke confirmed his name and gave his occupation as an LGV driver.

There were sobs from a family member as Mr Clarke was led into the witness box.

Mr Clarke's appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court during the fifth week of the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) comes after a motion to adjourn the hearing was withdrawn by the family of one of the victims.

A request from Mr Clarke's lawyer to have the inquiry halted was refused earlier.

The prospect of a private prosecution of Mr Clarke remains - a situation which entitles him not to answer certain questions put to him, if he so chooses.

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