The brave officer who was stabbed as he and his equally-as-brave colleague ran towards extreme danger is said to be in ‘good spirits’ as he continues his long road to recovery.
PC David Whyte and his colleague had responded to multiple 999 calls regarding a male who was armed with a knife and who was stabbing people at the Park Inn Hotel in Glasgow city centre.
Armed only with their baton and incapacitant spray, the two officers risked their own lives to try and bring the dangerous suspect into custody.
PC Whyte was stabbed during the incident and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
Over the weekend, a Scottish Police Federation representative visited PC Whyte in hospital.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Police Federation said:
“One of our officials has just spent a couple of hours with David and his family.
“We are delighted to report that David is in good spirits.
“He asked that his thanks for the good wishes and support he has received be passed to all and especially to his colleagues, the ambulance personnel, and NHS staff who provided emergency and continued care.
“He appreciates the interest in his ‘story’ but asks that the privacy of his family be respected at this time.
Badreddin Abdalla Adam, 28, a Sudanese national, was shot dead by armed police who responded to the scene.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland confirmed that PC Whyte is now is a ‘stable condition’ having been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.
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