Police officer stabbed in city centre attack out of hospital

PC David Whyte was badly injured in Friday's attack in Glasgow.

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A police officer who was stabbed during an attack at a city centre hotel has thanked medical staff for “saving my life” as he is released from hospital.

PC David Whyte was injured while responding to Friday’s incident at the Park Inn on Glasgow’s West George Street.

Four other people were injured during the attack that saw the suspect, Badreddin Abedlla Adam, shot dead by Police Scotland.

The 28-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker had been staying at the hotel during the nationwide lockdown.

On his release from hospital constable Whyte thanked staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The 42-year-old said: “I would like to thank the medical staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for saving my life and getting me back to where I am today.

“I feel incredibly lucky being able to leave hospital less than a week after the incident.

“I would also like to thank everyone at Police Scotland for their support and also the thousands of people who have sent warm wishes from around the world over the last few days.

“There is no doubt that I face a long road to recovery but I am absolutely determined to be back on duty as soon as I possibly can.”

The four other men injured in the West George Street incident remain in hospital.

Three are in a stable condition and one is critical but stable.