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Lollipop lady dies after being hit by a lorry

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The woman was killed while working in Glasgow's Alma Street

A lollipop lady has died after being hit by a lorry in Glasgow's east end.

Catherine Gibson, 59, from the city's Dennistoun area, died after the crash in Alma Street, near Celtic FC's Parkhead stadium, at 0850 GMT.

The school traffic patrol officer was taken to the Royal Infirmary but died a short time later. Police said the 64-year-old lorry driver was uninjured.

The head of St Anne's Primary said her thoughts were with the family and that counselling would be offered to pupils.

Louise Jarvie, who is head of the primary school in David Street, said: "Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this very sad time.

"Support and counselling for pupils and staff will be available to anyone who needs it."

Strathclyde Police said a full report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Sgt Jennifer Aird urged anyone with information to come forward. She said the area would have been busy with both motorists and pedestrians at the time.



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