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Harry Clarke, the driver of the bin lorry that crashed killing six people and injuring 17 others in December 2014, was not prosecutedAndrew Milligan/PA

A BBC Scotland investigation into the Glasgow bin lorry crash has had three complaints against it upheld by the corporation’s governing body. The BBC Trust accepted the complaints relating to the programme Lies, Laws and the Bin Lorry Tragedy, broadcast in 2015.

The half-hour film looked at the decision not to prosecute Harry Clarke, the driver of the bin lorry that crashed killing six people and injuring 17 others in December 2014. The complaints were brought by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). A spokeswoman said: “We raised a complaint about the BBC’s failure to accurately report our position and we note that the BBC Trust has now accepted that was the case.”

BBC Scotland disagreed with the BBC Trust’s decision, saying that…

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