Glasgow & West Scotland

Four in court over break in at Glasgow's Clutha bar

Clutha bar
Image caption Seven people inside the pub, and the three members of the helicopter crew, died in last month's tragedy

Four teenagers have appeared in court charged with breaking into the Clutha bar where 10 people died in the Glasgow helicopter crash last month.

Darren Melrose, 18, Jordan Parry, 16, Billy Jo Revie, 16, and another 16-year-old, are said to have broken into the pub and stolen items on Tuesday.

All four appeared separately and in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court where they made no plea or declaration.

They were all remanded in custody by Sheriff Brian Adair.

Mr Melrose, and Mr Parry, from Glasgow, appeared from custody.

A girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and Ms Revie, from Glasgow, walked in to the court for their appearance.

Festive detention

All four will appear for a full committal hearing at a later date and it is expected they will each spend Christmas in detention.

The funeral of the 10th victim of the helicopter crash was held at South Lanarkshire Crematorium in Blantyre on Wednesday.

Joe Cusker, 59, was a customer in the pub when the helicopter crashed and became embedded in its roof.

Mr Cusker, of Cambuslang, near Glasgow, was pulled from the wreckage alive but died in hospital from his injuries almost two weeks later.

Funerals took place last week for the three helicopter crew who were killed - pilot David Traill, 51, Pc Tony Collins, 43, and Pc Kirsty Nelis, 36 - and the six other pub customers who lost their lives.

They were John McGarrigle, 57, Mark O'Prey, 44, Gary Arthur, 48, Colin Gibson, 33, Robert Jenkins, 61, and Samuel McGhee, 56.

It has not yet been established what caused the helicopter to fall from the sky, although investigators said initial evidence rules out major engine or gearbox failure.