Harry Clarke
Harry Clarke leaves court in a police car after giving evidence during the fatal accident enquiry into the 2014 Glasgow bin lorry crashGetty

The bin lorry driver who killed six people when he ploughed into Christmas shoppers in a busy Glasgow street has resigned.

Harry Clarke, 58, was due to attend a disciplinary hearing on 30 October after he lost consciousness and drove into a crowd of people outside the Millennium Hotel on 22 December 2014.

The hearing was set up after it emerged Clarke had not told the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or his doctor about his history of blacking out, including once while driving a bus in 2010. However, the council has now confirmed it has received and accepted a resignation letter from Clarke.

Stephenie Tait, 29, Jacqueline Morton, 51 and Gillian Ewing, 52, and three members of the same family – Erin McQuade, 18, Lorraine Sweeney, 69, and Jack Sweeney, 68 – were all killed in the accident, which also left 10 people injured.

Neither Clarke nor the council were charged over the incident. Clarke previously said how he has "no memory" of the crash, adding how he still thinks about the victims every day.

"I just want all of the families of the injured and deceased to know I can't remember anything," he said. "I wish I could but I was unconscious. I have racked my brain to try to remember but I can't. I will never know what happened other than people telling me what they saw. I grieve for everyone involved in the accident. Every day is a struggle."