A TOP cop has welcomed the conviction of the man who killed Glasgow woman Charmaine O'Donnell.

Jacob Foster, 29, shoved the 25-year-old charity worker, who plunged to her death at Helensburgh Pier, on April 23, last year.

He later claimed it was a "bit of fun".

READ MORE: Man convicted of killing Glasgow woman Charmaine O'Donnell

Today, Foster, who suffers from a learning disability, was convicted of culpable homicide at the High Court in Glasgow. 

Glasgow Times:

Chief Inspector Samantha Glasgow said: “This has been a distressing time for everyone involved.

"We welcome the conviction of Jacob Foster and hope that it brings some comfort to the family and friends of Charmaine O’Donnell who lost her life.”

Charmaine passed away due to severe neck injuries and drowning.

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A large group of her family and friends attended court today.

An emotional statement was released by her mum Jacqueline Gallacher, 50, and step-dad William King, 54, as they insisted "justice had been served".

They added: "We believe the jury has reached the right verdict for our beautiful daughter Charmaine.

"The past 15 months have been the most difficult time we have ever had to face.

Glasgow Times:

"Losing Charmaine has changed our lives forever. We will never be the same again.

"Our hearts have been broken.

"She had her whole life ahead of her. She had a great personality and sense of humour warming the hearts of all who met her."