Tayside and Central Scotland

Bus driver in court over pensioner death

A bus driver has appeared in court charged over the death of a retired army Regimental Sergeant Major.

Michael McKeown, known to friends as Mick, died following a collision with a Stagecoach Strathtay bus in Forfar on 8 January.

Scott Lamb, 49, of Forfar, appeared in private at Forfar Sheriff Court in connection with Mr McKeown's death.

He appeared on petition facing a charge alleging that he caused the death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

Mr McKeown, who was 78, was struck by a bus in Don Street at its junction with North Street and later died from his injuries in Dundee's Ninewells Hospital.

He joined the British Army at the age of 15 and served for 40 years, obtaining the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major warrant officer class one in the Royal Artillery.

Mr Lamb, who no longer works for Stagecoach Strathtay, made no plea or declaration and was released on bail.

A date for his next appearance has yet to be confirmed.

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