Woman dies after 'stabbing' at newsagents

A WOMAN died today after an apparent stabbing at a city centre newsagents.

Police said the incident happened at McColl's on St Enoch Square in Glasgow at around 11.50am.

A man was also taken to hospital and police said they were treating the death as suspicious.

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The area outside the shop was cordoned off with police tape while forensics officers in white suits carried out investigations this afternoon.

It is thought the woman who died was a McColl's employee.

Staff in nearby shops spoke of their shock and said they had heard the woman, in her late 30s, had been stabbed by a man who then stabbed himself.

Passer-by Stewart Kinnon, 47, said: "I was in the shop about 20 minutes before it happened. It's a terrible thing to happen. She was a pleasant woman, all the staff in the shop are pleasant."

A worker at the William Hill bookmaker next door said: "It's terrifying. We're pretty shaken."

A McColl's spokesman said: "We are aware of the incident. Police are carrying out investigations and we are co-operating fully."

A mobile police office was set up in the square.