'Man sets himself on fire at pub' as emergency services rush to scene

A large emergency service presence locked down the Railway Tavern, in Shettleston, at around 2.10pm on Tuesday.

Emergency services rush to scene after man ‘set himself on fire’ at Railway Tavern pub in Shettleston, Glasgow STV News

A man reportedly “set himself on fire” in a pub as a large emergency service presence descended on the scene in Glasgow.

Police, fire, and ambulance crews were called to the Railway Tavern, in Shettleston, at around 2.10pm on Tuesday after receiving reports of a fire within the premises.

A local source from the scene told STV News that a man entered the pub and “set himself on fire”.

He was treated at the scene by a trauma team, before being taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. His current condition is unknown.

No one was else was injured as result of the incident.

Nearby Killin Street has been locked down by emergency services and access to the area is currently blocked.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 2.10pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, police were called to a report of a fire at a premises in the Shettleston Road area of Glasgow.

“Emergency services remain in attendance and a man is being treated by paramedics at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were requested at 2.15pm on Tuesday, May 16, to assist our emergency service partners at a premises on Glasgow’s Shettleston Road.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances to the area, where firefighters worked to support their partners before leaving the scene.”

A Scottish Ambulance spokesperson said: “We received a call today at 2.18pm to attend an incident on Shettleston Road in Glasgow.

“We dispatched one ambulance, one Rapid Response Vehicle, and our trauma team to the scene. We transported one male patient to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.”

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