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Officer injured in Glasgow knife attack discharged from hospital

The Police Scotland officer injured in the Park Inn Hotel knife attack in Glasgow said he is "incredibly lucky" as he is released from hospital.

PC David Whyte, 42, was injured as he responded to the  knife attack on West George Street last Friday (26 June)

The attacker - Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan - was shot dead by armed officers.

PC Whyte said in a statement: "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.

He added: "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.”

He asked the media not to approach him, his family or friends and to respect the “privacy I need to complete my recovery".

Four other men injured in incident remain in hospital. Three are in a stable condition and one is critical but stable.

The Police Investigation and Review Commission has said it will carry out an investigation into the attacker's death.  

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