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Several hundred have attended the funeral of a man shot dead by police after he stabbed six people in Glasgow.

Badreddin Abadlla Adam’s burial service was expected to be held at Linn Cemetery in Glasgow at 2pm this afternoon, but police were called after a large crowd gathered in breach of coronavirus restrictions.

By 3pm, the funeral had not begun as officers attempted to disperse a large crowd.

The 28-year-old from Sudan was shot by armed officers after injuring six people, including 42-year-old police constable David Whyte, during the attack at Glasgow’s Park Inn Hotel last month.

Official Home Office image of Badreddin Abadlla Adam
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Badreddin Abadlla Adam was shot by police after injuring six people

At the time of his knife attack, Adam was being temporarily housed at the hotel as it was being used as accommodation for asylum seekers.

He was described as a “quiet and polite and decent guy” by asylum seekers also residing at the Park Inn Hotel.

Police explain to mourners that there are too many people in the graveyard as per government guidelines and that the funeral will not begin until mourners leave the graveyard ahead of the funeral of Badreddin Abadlla Adam, who stabbed six people in West George Street, takes place at Linn Cemetery in Glasgow. Police ensured there was the correct amount of mourners in the graveyard as per government guidelines.
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Officers said the service would not begin until mourners left the cemetery

In Scotland, up to 20 guests are currently allowed at funeral services.

Mourners who arrived for the funeral far exceeded the legal limit, meaning the majority had to congregate in a nearby car park during the service.

A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “Due to the current coronavirus restrictions, only 20 people are allowed to attend a funeral for health and safety reasons.

Police explain to mourners that there are too many people in the graveyard as per government guidelines and that the funeral will not begin until mourners leave the graveyard ahead of the funeral of Badreddin Abadlla Adam, who stabbed six people in West George Street, takes place at Linn Cemetery in Glasgow. Police ensured there was the correct amount of mourners in the graveyard as per government guidelines.
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In Scotland, up to 20 guests are currently allowed at funeral services

“Several hundred people turned up and, unfortunately, the service had to be delayed, until it was safe to proceed in accordance with Scottish Government guidance.

“This was to protect the health of the funeral party as well as our staff on-site.”

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