Bin lorry crash in Glasgow causes Christmas shopping chaos in Glasgow
Six people were killed when a lorry, driven by Harry Clarke, crashed in Glasgow city centreGetty

The driver of a bin lorry that crashed in Glasgow killing six people has been arrested after allegedly driving a car while banned. Harry Clarke, 58, lost his licence for medical reasons.

Clarke fainted while driving a council lorry in Glasgow city centre on 22 December last year. He had previously failed to disclose to the council that he had blacked out behind the wheel while working as a bus driver.

Clarke is accused of driving a car on September 20 without a license. The Scottish Daily Record reports that police arrested a member of the public.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with alleged traffic offences. A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

Jack Sweeney (left) and grand-daughter Erin McQuade were among six people in Glasgow lorry crash horror
Jack Sweeney (left) and grand-daughter Erin McQuade were among six people in Glasgow lorry crash horror

Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Jack Sweeney, 68, and Lorraine from Dunbarton, were all killed when the lorry crashed while they were Christmas shopping in Queen Street and George Square.

Stepenie Tait, 29, Jacqueline Morton, 51, both from Glasgow and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh, were also killed when Clarke passed out when driving the truck and it mounted a pavement at high speed, carrering out of control for 19 seconds before crashing into a building. A further 15 people were injured.

At a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) inquiry into the incident on June 25, DVLA officials withdrew Clarke's license to drive cars for a year and banned him from driving HGV's for 10 years.