A driver has admitted reversing over an OAP in his van, dragging her along a road and causing her death.
Sheriff Charles Macnair QC deferred sentence for social work background reports. He released Mackie on bail and banned him from driving ahead of a sentencing hearing in April.
He said: “The Highway Code says anyone driving a vehicle like this without rear view mirrors should have someone behind them keeping a lookout.
“It seems to me this was a deliberate act of reversing in breach of the Highway Code.
“It is incumbent on the driver to make sure there is somebody there.”