George Osborne to pay tribute to Shetland crash victims

Chancellor George Osborne will offer his condolences to relatives of the North Sea helicopter crash victims in a speech in Scotland next week.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Credit: Carl Court/PA Wire

Mr Osborne will use a trip to the north east oil and gas industry hub Aberdeen to pay tribute to "brave" offshore professionals who carry out their jobs in "an inherently dangerous environment".

Three men and one woman were killed when a Super Puma helicopter carrying workers from an offshore vessel crashed into the sea as it approached Shetland last Friday. Fourteen people survived, including two crew.

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