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Service for Glasgow victims

Special prayers are being said at Glasgow Cathedral for the victims of the police helicopter crash that killed at least eight people in a pub in the city centre on Friday night.

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Police officers were 'working to protect the public'

Scotland's First Minister has paid tribute to the four people who lost their lives when a police helicopter crashed into a crowded bar in Glasgow on Friday night:

The helicopter crew who have died were working to protect the public. Gary Arthur and the other civilian fatalities were enjoying themselves on a Friday night. These losses are keenly felt. I offer my condolences to the families of all four named by the police, as well as those still waiting for certainty as to what has happened to their loved ones.

Constable Kirsty Nelis and Constable Tony Collins, along with Captain Dave Traill, worked to keep us safe. Their families can take pride in the service they have shown the people of Scotland – service that has seen both officers commended for their bravery ...

Tragedies do not define people, cities or countries. They are defined by how we respond, how we endure and how we recover. We have responded, we endure and Glasgow and Scotland will recover.

– first minister alex salmond

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