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Report into Glasgow's bin lorry crash due by end of January

(Clockwise from top left) Jack Sweeney, Lorraine Sweeney, Erin McQuade,, Jacqueline Morton, Stephenie Tait and Gillian Ewing
Image caption (Clockwise from top left) Jack Sweeney, Lorraine Sweeney, Erin McQuade, Jacqueline Morton, Stephenie Tait and Gillian Ewing were killed in the crash

Police Scotland will complete a formal private report into the Glasgow bin lorry crash by the end of January.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said he expected the Crown Office to outline a timescale for any further investigation by the end of February.

Six people died when the Glasgow City Council vehicle careered out of control in the city centre on 22 December.

It is for the Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, to decide if a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) will be held.

There has been no suggestion at this stage of criminal charges against anyone involved in the accident.

Ten people were injured in the crash, in the city's Queen Street and George Square, three days before Christmas.

Three patients remain in two Glasgow hospitals following the crash.

A 14-year-old girl and a 64-year-old woman are both stable at the city's Royal Infirmary.

A 57-year-old man, understood to be the lorry driver, remains stable at the Western Infirmary.

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Image caption The bin lorry crashed outside Queen Street Station in George Square

Funerals for the six victims have taken place.

A private mass was held for Stephenie Tait, 29, at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Riddrie, Glasgow on Monday.

A service for Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Lorraine, 69, and Jack Sweeney, 68, was held at St Patrick's RC Church in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire on 3 January.

Services have also been held for tax worker Jacqueline Morton, 51, from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh.

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