A man who “slit his own throat” in a Glasgow city centre bloodbath today has died in hospital. Horrified witnesses described how a man with two knives and a hatchet appeared to cut his throat before being pepper-sprayed by cops and taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Police confirmed this evening that the man died after being taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. A spokeswoman said: ÔÇťAround 4.05 this afternoon, an assault took place in St Vincent Street, Glasgow. The suspect made his way on foot towards West Nile St where he then inflicted serious injuries upon himself. Officers attended and the incident was very quickly contained.

“The man was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died a short time later. This was a contained and isolated incident. Enquiries continue, however there are no other persons sought in relation to the incident.”