9th Victim Pulled From Helicopter Crash Rubble

Nine people have now been confirmed to have died in the Glasgow police helicopter crash.

Another body was found last night within the Clutha Vaults pub in Glasgow where the police helicopter crashed on Friday night - bringing the total to nine. 

Police Scotland have also named another victim as Samuel McGhee, 56, of Glasgow. Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said: ``This remains an ongoing investigation and search focused on the Clutha Vaults pub. 

The site is extremely challenging and the efforts of colleagues from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and investigators have been painstaking. 

``We can now confirm that Samuel McGhee died during the incident on Friday. Our thoughts are with his family and friends tonight as they are with all those affected by this tragedy. 

``Sadly I can also confirm the discovery of a further body within the site. This takes to nine the total number of people who died on Friday night. 

``Our absolute priority has been to locate the bodies of people who were within the pub at the time of the incident and recover them safely. This process takes time, as formal identification procedures have to take place before we can notify relatives and publicly confirm identities. 

``We are doing all we can to support the families of those who have lost loved ones. It is essential that we maintain sensitivity and dignity for the families of the deceased.''