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Driver of car which killed Mhairi Convy and Laura Stewart 'could be prosecuted'

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Image caption Mhairi Convy (left) and Laura Stewart were both students at the former Central College of Commerce

A driver whose car mounted a pavement in Glasgow killing two students is not immune from prosecution if he gives evidence at a fatal accident inquiry.

Mhairi Convy and Laura Stewart were hit by William Payne's Range Rover on North Hanover Street in December 2010.

A previous case against Mr Payne was dropped by the Crown.

A lawyer acting for the dead women's families also told a fatal accident inquiry there was concern that Mr Payne would exercise his right to silence.

Dorothy Bain QC said that if a crucial witness such as Mr Payne did not choose to give evidence it would call into question how the inquiry could determine what caused the women's deaths.

The inquiry before sheriff Andrew Normand continues.

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