A police officer who died after a firearm was discharged at a city police station was named as Constable Rod Gellatly, 41.

He was at Baird Street police station in Glasgow today when the incident happened.

An ambulance was called to the scene at around 11am. No one else is understood to have been involved in the incident.

Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: "It is with great sadness that I confirm a serving Strathclyde Police officer died today in an incident where a firearm was discharged at Baird Street Police Office.

"Our thoughts are with the officer's family and friends at this difficult time."

Brian Docherty, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, said: "We can confirm that one of our colleagues has died following a firearms incident in Baird Street police station this morning.

"It is too early to speculate as to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death and our thoughts turn immediately to his family who have lost their loved one and colleagues who have lost a friend."

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A policeman stands outside Baird Street police station in Glasgow