Four teens held over break-in at Glasgow chopper crash pub

Four teens held over break-in at Glasgow chopper crash pub
The scene of the crash in Glasgow

Four teenagers have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the pub where a police helicopter crashed, killing 10 people.

Police Scotland received a report of a break-in at the Clutha bar in Glasgow at around 2.20am yesterday.

Two boys aged 16 and 18 and two 16-year-old girls were arrested in connection with alleged thefts.

They are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The funeral of the 10th victim of the helicopter crash will take place today at South Lanarkshire Crematorium, Blantyre.

Pub customer Joe Cusker, 59, was inside the pub when the police helicopter crashed through the roof on November 29.

Mr Cusker, of Cambuslang, near Glasgow, was pulled from the wreckage alive but died in hospital from his injuries almost two weeks later.

Funerals took place last week for the three helicopter crew who were killed - Pilot David Traill, 51, Pc Tony Collins, 43, and Pc Kirsty Nelis, 36 – and the six other pub customers who lost their lives.

They were John McGarrigle, 57, Mark O’Prey, 44, Gary Arthur, 48, Colin Gibson, 33, Robert Jenkins, 61, and Samuel McGhee, 56.

It has not yet been established what caused the helicopter to fall from the sky, although investigators said initial evidence rules out engine or gear box failure.

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