Bassetlaw Council fined over pensioner death

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BASSETLAW Council has been fined £25,000 at Nottingham Crown Court today over the death of a Langold pensioner who was hit by a council bin lorry.

Derrick Baines, 76, of Mellish Road, was returning home from the shops on his mobility scooter when he was struck by a reversing bin lorry on 10th July 2008.

For the full report on the sentencing, pick up a copy of this week’s Worksop Guardian.