Tenth person dies after Glasgow helicopter crash

A tenth person has died following the helicopter crash at the Clutha bar in Glasgow on November 29, Police Scotland said.

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Police's thoughts with families and friends of victims

Police Scotland's Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick has said:


Thermal cameras used in Clutha search operation

Thermal imaging cameras, timber supports and hydraulic rescue gear have been employed by firefighters at the Clutha bar in Glasgow.

Specially-trained firefighters from the urban search and rescue took a lead in the "difficult and complex" operation, Area commander Paul Connelly said.

The crash site is subject to an ongoing police investigation but management of the incident scene has been handed over to the city council aftwer the search operation was called off.

Search and rescue phase concludes at Glasgow helicopter crash site

Emergency services have finished their search and rescue efforts at the Glasgow helicopter crash site.

A police officer escorts a child laying flowers for the victims of the Glasgow helicopter crash Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Fire and rescue services carried out their final sweep of the Clutha Bar with a "fingertip search" to determine whether anyone else had been trapped inside, said Scottish Fire and Rescue Service assistant chief officer David Goodhew.

Police are working with families "wherever we can" to make formal identifications of the last four unnamed victims of the Glasgow helicopter crash, said a police spokesperson.


House of Commons to open book of condolence

Speaker John Bercow has said that a book of condolence will be available in the House of Commons' library from tomorrow.

He said there was "clearly is a strength of feeling" in the House that there should be one:

We do this only occasionally but the helicopter crash has shocked the nation.

It is right that the House of Commons marks this tragedy, pays respect to the victims and offers support to the great city of Glasgow at this sad time.

– john bercow, house of commons speaker

Katie Hopkins apologises for 'poor timing' of tweet

Television personality Katie Hopkins has apologised and blamed "poor timing" after offending Twitter users with a joke about life expectancy in Scotland after the fatal helicopter crash in Glasgow.

Katie Hopkins Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Hopkins wrote on the site on Saturday: "Life expectancy in Scotland based 07/08 birth is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement."

That sparked an online campaign calling for her to be banned from television, including an online petition calling for her to apologise.

Writing earlier today, she linked to the NHS report she said her tweet was "directly related" to and said: "I apologise to those I offended. It was poor timing".

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