First Clutha Helicopter Crash Victim Named
Heartfelt support and condolences poured in for Celtic and Scottish women's footballer Chloe Arthur whose father Gary was killed in the Glasgow police helicopter crash.
Gary Arthur, 48, of Paisley, was recovered from the wreckage at the busy Clutha Bar in Glasgow.
Miss Arthur, 18, took to Twitter to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and to pledge that she would make her much-loved father proud.
The under-19 forward for Celtic and Scotland tweeted: ``RIP dad. you'll always mean the world to me, I promise to do you proud, I love you with all my heart. ``thanks to everyone who has tweeted me, text me etc, means so much, I have the most amazing friends ever.''
Mr Arthur was a regular on the sidelines watching his daughter play at matches, according to Celtic women's manager David Haley. ``This is devastating for Chloe and her family,'' he said. ``It is a tragedy that Chloe's father was one of eight innocent victims in this terrible accident - he was regularly seen at Celtic matches, watching his daughter. ``Chloe and her family have the full support of everyone at Celtic and across the women's game at this very sad time.''
A minute's silence will be held before Celtic's Scottish Cup tie against Hearts at Tynecastle today.
Celtic FC and the SFA also sent their condolences.
In a statement, Celtic said: ``Celtic Football Club would like to send our condolences to the families of all of those who tragically died in the terrible accident at The Clutha Bar in Glasgow on Friday night. ``Eight people lost their lives when a helicopter crashed into the pub, while many more people were injured. They're being treated in Glasgow hospitals. ``One of those who sadly passed away was Gary Arthur, the father of Chloe Arthur who plays for Celtic Women's first-team. ``The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic, including all of Chloe's team-mates and friends at the club, are with Chloe and her family at this desperately sad time. ``Those thoughts and prayers are, of course, also with the families of all of the victims of this terrible tragedy.''
The Scottish FA tweeted: ``Our deepest condolences go out to @CelticFC & Scotland WU19 player Chloe Arthur and her family at this very sad time #Clutha''
The names have also been released by the families of two of those on board the helicopter.
Pilot David Traill, and one of the officers on board PC Kirsty Nelis - both are feared dead in the accident PC Nelis' brother in law is a firefighter who was working at the scene