The police officer injured in last week’s Glasgow stabbing attack has thanked medical staff for saving his life on his release from hospital.
PC David Whyte, who has been praised for his bravery during the incident at the Park Inn Hotel last Friday, left the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Thursday.
Speaking after being discharged he said he has a “long road to recovery”.
PC Whyte, 42, added: “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.”
Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan, was shot dead by officers after carrying out the knife attack on West George Street.
Four other men injured in the West George Street incident remain in hospital – one of them in a critical condition.
Police Constable David Whyte, who was injured responding to the incident at the Park Inn Hotel, West George Street #Glasgow, on Friday, 26 June, 2020, has been discharged from hospital. pic.twitter.com/pYbhjiOOpP
— Police Scotland (@policescotland) July 2, 2020