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Driver admits causing death of council worker Ann Harkes

Ann Harkes
Image caption Ann Harkes had a "larger than life" attitude

A man has admitted causing the death of a Lake District council worker in the grounds of a school in Windermere.

Ann Harkes, 58, was collecting recycling at St Mary's C of E Infant School when she was struck by a South Lakeland Council lorry on 17 March.

Driver Malcolm Sarginson admitted causing Mrs Harkes' death by careless driving at Carlisle Crown Court.

The 40-year-old was bailed pending background reports and is due to be sentenced on 13 January.

Mrs Harkes, from Great Urswick, near Ulverston, worked for South Lakeland Council and died in hospital shortly after the incident.

Her family described her as a "much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister".

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