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Woman admits causing death in Dingwall car park

A 77-year-old woman has admitted causing the death of a mother-of-two after reversing her Land Rover over her in a Ross-shire car park.

Jean Bridgeford, 54, from Portmahomack, died in the Cromartie car park in Dingwall on 1 August last year.

Paula Grant, of Dingwall, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and without reasonable consideration of others using the road.

She also admitted failing to look out for the presence of pedestrians.

At Dingwall Sheriff Court, Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyen deferred sentence until 16 February for background reports.

The sheriff will also hear evidence from the fiscal and mitigation from Grant's lawyer David Hingston the same day.

Mrs Bridgeford was married to farmer Dennis Bridgeford, director of football at Brora Rangers and a former chairman of NFU Scotland's intensive livestock committee.

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