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Looters target fire-damaged bar next to Glasgow School of Art

Campus bar on Sauchiehall Street Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Campus bar was among the businesses affected by the art school fire

Looters have raided a bar that was damaged by the fire at the Glasgow School of Art.

Intruders are understood to have stolen a quantity of alcohol from Campus.

The bar is inside a cordon placed around the block on Sauchiehall Street following last week's devastating fire.

A police spokeswoman said inquires were ongoing. Glasgow City Council had earlier warned people not to breach the cordon amid safety fears.

Police Scotland said officers were alerted to the raid at about 03:20 on Thursday.

A police spokeswoman said: "Inquiries are continuing following a housebreaking at a premises in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, around 3.20am on Thursday 21 June."

Officials from Glasgow City Council have warned people not to enter the cordon, saying parts of the art school structure could collapse without warning.

More than 120 firefighters were involved in fighting the blaze which engulfed the school of art.

A number of businesses remain closed, and residents are being restricted on where they can park.

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