In pictures: Police helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub

Members of the emergency services covering a piece of the helicopter on the roof of the Clutha Bar
Members of the emergency services covering a piece of the helicopter on the roof of the Clutha Bar Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Eight people are confirmed to have died after a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a pub in Glasgow, police have said.

Another 14 people are in hospital with serious injuries following the crash at the Clutha pub at 22.25pm on Friday night.

A recovery operation is continuing to recover the remaining bodies from the scene.

Members of the emergency services work at the scene of The Clutha Bar helicopter crash, Glasgow
Members of the emergency services work at the scene of The Clutha Bar helicopter crash, Glasgow Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Emergency crews at the scene of helicopter crash at the Clutha Vaults pub this morning Credit: Press Association

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has expressed his sympathies to the bereaved and injured and said it "a black day for Glasgow, and for Scotland".

Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue service at the Clutha Bar
Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue service at the Clutha Bar Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Work continues into the second night on the roof of the Clutha Bar
Work continues into the second night on the roof of the Clutha Bar Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Members of the emergency services shine flood lights onto the roof of the Clutha Bar in Glasgow
Members of the emergency services shine flood lights onto the roof of the Clutha Bar in Glasgow Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Here are various photographs from the scene after the incident.

An eyewitness took this image at the scene.
An eyewitness took this image at the scene. Credit: Twitter/@rupertgmorris
Emergency services at the scene in Glasgow.
Emergency services at the scene in Glasgow. Credit: Twitter/Graeme Campbell
Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue services at the pub.
Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue services at the pub. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images
The wreckage in Glasgow.
The wreckage in Glasgow. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Ambulance crews at the scene of a helicopter crash Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Labour MP Jim Murphy "jumped out" of his car to help after he witnessed the scene as he drive past the pub. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
A helicopter has crashed into the roof of the Clutha pub.
A helicopter has crashed into the roof of the Clutha pub. Credit: Google Street View
The Clutha bar is located on the bank of the Clyde.
The Clutha bar is located on the bank of the Clyde. Credit: Google Maps