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Policeman in stable condition after Glasgow hotel stabbing

GLASGOW, June 27, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – A policeman wounded in a Glasgow
hotel multiple stabbing which left six injured and the attacker dead
was in a stable condition Saturday, Scottish police said.

“Police Constable David Whyte, who was injured in the incident in
West George Street, #Glasgow, on Friday 26 June, is now in a stable
condition in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,” Police Scotland
said in a tweet.

Whyte, 42, was injured as he responded to an incident at the Park
Inn Hotel, which housed asylum seekers.

The five other male victims also remained in hospital.

The alleged attacker was shot dead by police at the scene.

Officers on Saturday guarded the street where the attack happened.

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “My thoughts
today remain with Constable Whyte – whose bravery we are all deeply
grateful for – and the other people who sustained injuries in
yesterday’s terrible incident. I wish them all a full and speedy
recovery.”

The hotel was thought to be housing around 100 asylum seekers during
the coronavirus pandemic and charities on Saturday voiced their
concerns about conditions and its impact on guests.

“They were effectively told to stay inside their hotels throughout
this pandemic, and that was three months now that has been going on,”
Robina Qureshi, executive director of Positive Action Scotland, told
AFP.

“And so they were left in those conditions and the number of cases
of people saying that they were suicidal or expressing thoughts of
suicide or suffering severe depression as result of this lockdown had
rocketed.”

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