A police officer injured in last week’s knife attack in Glasgow has been discharged from hospital.
Constable David Whyte, one of the first responders to the incident at the city’s Park Inn Hotel, thanked medical staff for saving his life after sustaining wounds at the scene.
The attacker, 28-year-old Badreddin Abedlla Adam, was shot dead by armed police.
Four other men injured in the West George Street incident remain in hospital. Three are in a stable condition and one is critical but stable.
Constable Whyte, 42, said: “I would like to thank the medical staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for saving my life and getting me back to where I am today.
“I feel incredibly lucky being able to leave hospital less than a week after the incident.
“I would also like to thank everyone at Police Scotland for their support and also the thousands of people who have sent warm wishes from around the world over the last few days.
“There is no doubt that I face a long road to recovery but I am absolutely determined to be back on duty as soon as I possibly can.
“I have no further comment to make and would again ask the media not to approach myself, my family or friends and to please respect the privacy I need to complete my recovery.”