Glasgow stabbing: 'What the officers had to deal with was horrific', says police chief

‘Things like this do not usually happen in Glasgow and that's why it's such a shock.’

A police chief has shared an emotional statement following a fatal stabbing that happened in Glasgow.

Three people have been killed and several others injured at an incident in West George Street this afternoon.

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Scottish Police Federation chairman David Hamilton, speaking from the scene, said: "What the officers had to deal with was horrific. What they had to do was exceptionally brave.

"The officers met with a pretty difficult scene.

“As a consequence of that, people have been injured and tragically killed. These included one of our officers, who is in a critical but stable condition."

He confirmed one of those injured included an officer who remains in a stable, yet critical condition.

Mr Hamilton added: “Things like this do not usually happen in Glasgow and that's why it's such a shock."

Scottish Police Federation chairman David Hamilton speaking from the scene

Scottish Refugee Council has since paid respects to those who were killed in the brutal incident.

In a tweet, members of the organisation said: “Like everyone else, we are seriously worried about the situation at the Park Inn. We're trying to get as much info as poss from Police Scotland and our thoughts are with everyone affected.

“Anyone from refugee/ asylum community who needs us please call our helpline 0141 223 7979.”

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