The chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council has said he is extremely concerned for the wellbeing of refugees stuck in cramped hotels.

It comes one week after an attack at the Park Inn Hotel on West George Street which left six people seriously injured including a police officer.

The attacker, named Abadlla Adam, was shot dead at the scene. 

Concerns had previously been raised on the condition of the city hotels being used to accommodate asylum seekers by the Mears Group.

A number of city MPs have since put forward calls to move the asylum seekers from the hotels and back into homes.

Chris Stephens, SNP MP for Glasgow South West, said MPs would be demanding a meeting with Home Office ministers to discuss concerns.

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Following the attack, Home Office paid Mears Group said that it would try to get those living in hotels back to their supported homes as soon as possible. 

Sabir Zazai, chief executive of Scottish Refugee Council, has said he is extremely concerned about the situation and worried about the wellbeing of those still stuck in hotels.

Mr Zazai said: "Many of these men and women have fled warzones to resettle in Scotland.

"They have been living in city centre hotels for the last three months with no money, little control over their lives and very limited access to support services throughout the lockdown period.

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"Mears Group, who oversee asylum housing in Glasgow, committed last week to start moving people out of hotels and into proper flats and houses.

"But one week on from the tragedy, people are still stuck in limbo in the hotels."

"We are working to ensure that people's needs are assessed properly and urge Mears to move people swiftly and safely into their communities once this has been done.

"Last week saw the second death in Glasgow in Mears and Home Office-run hotels. It doesn't get more serious than this."

Mr Zazai has said those still residing in the hotels are "frightened, in shock and really traumatised'' by the attack last Friday.

He has now warned the Home Office to act urgently.

"But things could get even worse if Mears and the Home Office don't act with the utmost urgency to get people into safe, secure homes and do absolutely everything they can to avoid any further tragedies.''