Glasgow stabbings: Man shot dead named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam

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Flowers have been left at West George Street where the attack took place

The man shot dead by police during a stabbing attack in Glasgow has been named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam. He was from Sudan.

The 28-year-old's identity is "based on information the deceased provided to the Home Office earlier this year", Police Scotland said.

PC David Whyte, 42, was one of six people injured in the attack at the Park Inn Hotel on Friday.

Police Scotland said it was continuing to investigate the circumstances.

Suspect Mr Adam died after being shot by specialist officers from the force.

"The police discharge of firearms resulting in a fatality will also continue to be fully investigated by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC)," the force said.

"Both of these inquiries, which take place under the direction of the Lord Advocate, are ongoing and it would not be appropriate to speculate either about the events or the outcomes of these investigations."

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PC David Whyte is being treated in hospital for serious injuries

PC Whyte was critically injured in the attack and described the scene as "something I will never forget".

In a statement from his hospital bed, he said: "The incident myself and colleagues faced in West George Street was extremely challenging."

"As the first responders on scene, myself and my colleague did what all police officers are trained for to save lives," he added.

Police said the other five casualties remained in hospital, one of them in a critical condition.

The injured males are aged 17, 18, 20, 38 and 53.

They have been described as three asylum seekers who were staying at the hotel at the time of the attack, and two hotel staff.

The 91-room hotel is understood to have been housing about 100 asylum seekers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Home Secretary Priti Patel paid tribute to the police and emergency workers who attended the incident.

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The home secretary paid tribute to those in the emergency services who attended the incident

However, it has raised questions about the treatment of asylum seekers, with charities and MPs questioning the decision to place people in hotels during the pandemic.

Speaking to Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Sky News, Ms Patel said the matter was constantly under review, but the incident had happened at an exceptional time.

"Accommodation has been allocated in this particular way because of the Covid-19 crisis, so of course, we constantly review the methods around asylum, the accommodation, the provision, the support. All of which is in line with law."

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Footage posted online showed a major police response in Glasgow city centre

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