The officer who was critically injured in a knife attack on a hotel housing asylum-seekers has thanked his colleagues and medical staff for saving lives. 

Constable David Whyte, 42, was hospitalised alongside five other victims on Friday after a man carried out a knife attack on the Park Inn Hotel in West George Street. 

It has been confirmed that three of the victims were aslyum-seekers, while the other two were hotel staff. 

All victims are currently in stable condition after being injured in the attack. 

The male suspect behind the incident was shot down by armed officers. 

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David Whyte described the incident as something he "will never forget". 

He said: “The incident myself & colleagues faced in West George Street was extremely challenging.

"The scene we were confronted with is something I will never forget.

"As the first responders on scene, myself & my colleague did what all police officers are trained for to save lives."

He thanked his colleagues who "put themselves in harm’s way to contain this incident and assist with the vital treatment given to myself and others at the scene by other emergency services."

The constable added: “I would like to thank the medical staff at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for their outstanding care in the hours following this incident.

"Finally, I would like to thank the public for all their kind messages of support and for the good wishes from all at Police Scotland.

"It means a lot and has brought both myself and my family great comfort at this difficult time.”

Constable Whyte has asked for his and his families privacy to be respected during this time.

Police Scotland has now launched a witness appeal asking for footage and information of the attack.