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Paris attack: Support available to Scots Bataclan victim

People outside Bataclan Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Bataclan music venue was the scene of one of Friday's attacks

Home Secretary Theresa May has said consular assistance is available to the family of a Scottish man reportedly caught up in the Paris attacks.

Callum MacDonald, 24, from Fort William, was said to be among the hundreds of people injured.

Highland MP Ian Blackford told the House of Commons he had been informed that Mr MacDonald was at the Bataclan music venue where gunmen opened fire.

Ms May said: "Our thoughts are with him and his family and friends."

She added: "There is consular support available to the families who wish to be supporting members of their family who are in hospital in France.

"We have also, in a wider point, been looking at what assistance the department of health can give to France, especially to those who have been traumatised by the events."

Mr Blackford, SNP MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, had earlier told parliament on Monday that he had received a report that Mr MacDonald had been injured during Friday's attacks.

He said: "I have received the sad news courtesy of the Press and Journal, a newspaper in Scotland, that a young man from Fort William, Hamish MacDonald, also known as Callum MacDonald is sadly in an induced coma in Paris after sadly being caught up in the events in the Bataclan."

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not commented on the case.

Eighty-nine music fans were killed and more than 100 injured when gunmen fired into the crowd during a concert by US band Eagles of Death Metal on Friday.

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