Pc dead after firearm discharged

A police officer has died after a firearm was discharged at a police station. Strathclyde Police said the incident took place at Baird Street Police Station in Glasgow earlier.

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Police: Family of dead Pc have been informed

Police said Constable Gellatly's family have been informed of his death and officers from an independent force, Lothian and Borders Police, will oversee the investigation.

Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: "It is with great sadness that I confirm a serving

Strathclyde Police officer died today in an incident where a firearm was discharged at Baird Street Police Office.

"Our thoughts are with the officer's family and friends at this difficult time."

Brian Docherty, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, said: "It is too early to speculate as to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death and our thoughts turn immediately to his family who have lost their loved one and colleagues who have lost a friend."

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Police station where officer was killed in firearms incident

A police officer stands at the entrance to Baird Street Police Station in Glasgow Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

One officer was standing guard at the entrance to the police station in the north of the city this afternoon.

An ambulance was called there at 11am after an officer was killed in an incident with a firearm.

A police officer stands at the entrance to Baird Street Police Station in Glasgow Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

'Too early to speculate' on Pc firearms death

No details of the officer involved will be released until family members have been informed. Our thoughts are with the officer's family and friends at this difficult time.

– Bernard Higgins, Assistant Chief Constable

We can confirm that one of our colleagues has died following a firearms incident in Baird Street police station this morning.

It is too early to speculate as to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death and our thoughts turn immediately to his family who have lost their loved one and colleagues who have lost a friend

– Brian Docherty, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation

No one else is understood to have been involved in the incident according to PA.

Full investigation after police officer killed in firearms incident

Strathclyde Police said the firearms incident took place at Baird Street Police Station in Glasgow earlier today.

A statement from the force said: "We can confirm there was an incident at Baird Street Police Office where a firearm was discharged. This resulted in the death of a serving Strathclyde Police officer.

"A full investigation into the circumstances is currently under way and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

Officers from an independent force, Lothian and Borders Police, have been appointed to oversee the investigation.

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