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to think they shouldn't have named the man driving the bin lorry in George Square?

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Annunziata Sun 18-Jan-15 13:07:09

I think he deserves privacy. Poor poor man only went to his work, he didn't mean to cause an accident.

lljkk Sun 18-Jan-15 13:09:57

Would be accused of cover-up if they never named him. I can't imagine the poor man could feel any worse than he already does.

northernlurker Sun 18-Jan-15 13:12:52

I think he should only have been named if legal proceedings were needed and had been concluded. We don't need to know his name - so why has it been given?

ShellyF Sun 18-Jan-15 13:14:40

Didn't know it had been released.
No reason to in my opinion.

Annunziata Sun 18-Jan-15 13:15:15

But now his name and where he is from has been given, he doesn't even have the privacy to grieve and get over his shock.

lljkk Sun 18-Jan-15 13:15:25

I imagine it's because Police are still investigating; they don't have a reason why this happened.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 18-Jan-15 13:15:27

Oh your kidding?

people are obviously still going g to be angry and upset and in a mess about what happened. The chances of them all thinking clearly enough to realise it wasn't hos fault are slim as are the chances that people won't jump to their own conclusions about what happened.

He should have been protected. He is going to feel awful enough about what happened.

CaptainAnkles Sun 18-Jan-15 13:15:56

I agree. Do they know yet what caused the lorry to crash? What is to be gained by having his name out there unless they know a crime has been committed?

Annunziata Sun 18-Jan-15 13:16:00

Yes, it's in the Daily Record.

lljkk Sun 18-Jan-15 13:19:30

He's had almost 4 weeks to come to terms, and he hasn't lost any loved ones.
I guess I can't understand the cultural need for anyone to personally attack him.

If you feel strongly about it, should organise an economic boycott of the media outlets that named him, and their advertisers.

Tinkerball Sun 18-Jan-15 13:19:33

It's all over the a Daily Record. I think it's a bad idea for a few reasons. For a start we have no idea what actually happened to cause the accident and I'm not sure if the results of the Police report which is due is even going to be made public. Regardless of the circumstances the consequences are horrific and this will be difficult for him to come to terms with, making his name public will only increase the trauma and guilt for him I would fear. And secondly not everyone in society is rational and thoughtful about this....could lead to some idiots reacting, although hopefully not.

Tinkerball Sun 18-Jan-15 13:20:18

It was in the Glasgow Herald yesterday to.

Tinkerball Sun 18-Jan-15 13:22:28

Lljk - so he's had 4 weeks to come to terms with it, seriously??!!! Do you have any understanding of trauma and the psychological consequences at all? This is not something he will be able to move on from in 4 weeks for gods sake!

expatinscotland Sun 18-Jan-15 13:23:10

Grieve? Oh, give over! He hasn't lost a loved one.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 18-Jan-15 13:24:18

YADNBU. Its the gutter press at the worst, naming him and his location is in no-ones interests, and door stepping his daughter is beyond despicable.

Annunziata Sun 18-Jan-15 13:24:27

He's had 4 weeks?! shock As if that is long enough!

He never meant for any of it to happen.

TheyLearnedFromBrian Sun 18-Jan-15 13:24:47

Oh my goodness.

I thought that they were deliberately not releasing his name, and I was pleased at that.

Poor man, imagine how he must feel already, they could at least have allowed him anonymity. No good will come of that.

AgentCooper Sun 18-Jan-15 13:25:48

No way should he have been named. I don't see how any good could possibly come of it.

AgentCooper Sun 18-Jan-15 13:27:32

They doorstepped his daughter, ItsAll? They should be fucking prosecuted for that. I don't know how any journalist who did that could live with his/herself.

MrsRaegan Sun 18-Jan-15 13:32:34

YANBU poor bloke. Totally agree that he shouldn't have been named. And yes expat grieve, he went to work and took peoples lives without meaning to! Should he not be allowed to grieve for them?!

There was an article floating about that were accusing Police Scotland of a cover up. That the driver was muslim... which of course means terrorist hmm

Tinkerball Sun 18-Jan-15 13:32:48

I can't believe some people thinking that he doesn't need to come to terms with this just because he hasn't personally lost a loved one. I've did grief counselling with many people and grief is not just reserved for losing someone close to them.

chocoluvva Sun 18-Jan-15 13:34:18

Oh no.

Pandering to idle curiosity.

LaLyra Sun 18-Jan-15 13:35:25

There's absolutely no need for it. There was/is nothing in any of the things they've printed that needed his name attached.

The doorstepping is vile. Doesn't surprise me though, my sister discovered her neighbour (who she didn't know) had lost her Dad in the Clutha crash when a journalist knocked on the door to see if she knew when the neighbour would be home, then journalist then asked if she knew anything about the family.

Tinkerball Sun 18-Jan-15 13:35:44

Because the purpose of the grieving process is to come to terms with loss, and this is not something that will happen in 4 weeks.

comeagainforbigfudge Sun 18-Jan-15 13:38:45

Oh god. This will not end well.

Yes he didn't lose a loved one but he'll have to live with the fact that so many lives were lost because of him being at the wheel. It's a tragic tragic accident that he may never recover from.

And as for it only being 4 weeks. He was also in hospital. We have no idea what state he was in or when the police informed him of what happened.

This is not a man who wilfully set out to cause someone else's death. This was a man trying to do his job and became unwell. And can you imagine how horrific it must have been for those in the cab, unable to reach the handbrake?!!!

They shouldn't have released his name or where he stays, or went to his daughters imo.

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