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Police investigate Glasgow City Council bin lorry crash

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Police are investigating a major incident involving a Glasgow City Council bin lorry driver which led to the death of six people in Glasgow city centre on Monday, December 22. 

The bin lorry was travelling north on Queen Street at 2.30pm when it struck pedestrians outside the Gallery of Modern Art.

The lorry then continuing to travel towards George Square, when it crashed at the Millennium Hotel on Queen Street at George Square. 

As a result, six people died. Ten people were injured, including the driver of the lorry. 

A formal identification process has been carried out and all relatives are receiving support and help from Police Scotland family liaison officers.  

Emergency services quickly arrived at the scene and the police declared the scene a major incident.

Chief Superintendent Andy Bates, Local Policing Commander of 'G' Division, said: "This is a tragic incident which occurred in the heart of Glasgow city centre at a time when people were preparing for the festive season.  My thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.

"My officers will continue to work with partner agencies to investigate the cause of the incident.  If anyone has any information that may assist our enquiries please contact Police Scotland on 101.

“I’m also aware that some members of the public may have video or images of the incident and it would be helpful if they could send them to georgesquareincident@scotland.pnn.police.uk.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

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