Moderator’s sadness at George Square tragedy

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The Moderator of the General Assembly said: "The news from the city centre of Glasgow just a few days before Christmas is simply devastating."

In response to the tragic events in Glasgow's George Square, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev John Chalmers, said: "The news from the city centre of Glasgow just a few days before Christmas is simply devastating. For the second year in a row Glaswegians will have to dig deep into their reserves of compassion and sympathy as they support the families of those who have been killed and injured today

"I am sure that in these circumstances the churches and faith communities of Glasgow would do all that they could to bring support and comfort to those caught up in this tragedy and that all round Scotland and beyond; Glasgow would be remembered in the prayers of the people."

Several people have been killed and several others injured after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.