A hero policeman who was stabbed trying to protect victims from a knifeman who attacked six people at a hotel in Glasgow yesterday is fighting for his life. David Whyte, 42, raced to the scene of the knife rampage at around 1pm.
He is thought to have been the first officer to arrive at the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street - two minutes after the attack began. Sources said he had had been stabbed repeatedly as he tried to overpower the knifeman and save other victims.Unfortunately for him, he wasn't armed. His colleagues were though, and promptly shot the attacker dead when they arrived, the armed wing of Police Scotland clearly being better shots than the Met...
So what was the cause? Well...clearly not the knifeman being a mad murdering bastard. It must have been the west's notorious lack of generosity to these doctors and architects, surely?
The knifeman had complained that he was 'very hungry' amid 'poor conditions' in the hotel during the coronavirus crisis before embarking on a rampage.
Asylum seekers living in the Park Inn Hotel were living on less than £5-a-day before the attacker, from Sudan, 'went mad and attacked people around him'.I wonder how much he was living on in the Sudan?
Activists have hounded Mears Group and the Home Office since at least June 4 about poor conditions in the six hotels housing 400 asylum seekers across Glasgow.
Some asylum seekers complained they were forced to share bathrooms - something that made social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic impossible and worsened mental health issues, according to activists who have accused the provider of 'lying about conditions in the hotels'.Well, clearly, they have a point:
The Park Inn Hotel, Glasgow.
A refugee camp in the Sudan.
Though I may have got those a bit mixed up...