A G4S security guard has been charged with murdering a delegate attending the International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.
Clive Carter, aged 34, is accused of murdering 42-year-old Khanokporn Satjawat on Monday in the female toilets on the second floor of the Clyde Auditorium. Ms Satjawat is a manager at global pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Ms Satjawat had posted a photograph of a presentation within the auditorium on her Facebook page on the morning of the day she died.
A BMS spokesman said: "I can confirm one of our employees, Khanokporn Satjawat, died unexpectedly while travelling on company business. We are shocked and saddened by the events surrounding our colleague's death.”
The SECC said its staff were helping police with their investigation. A spokesman said: "The SECC has been informed that a man has been charged in relation to the death of a female visitor at our premises on Monday, November 12. We are continuing to work closely with the police and assist them in their ongoing investigation. At this time our thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of Khanokporn Satjawat.”
A G4S spokesperson said: "As this is the subject of a criminal investigation, G4S has no comment at this time."
More than 2,000 delegates from all over the world are taking part in the five-day conference, which ends today. All delegates were questioned by police and moved elsewhere within the SECC to complete their meetings. Yesterday morning (Wednesday), conference attendees conducted a minute's silence in honour of Ms Satjawat.
G4S recently was in the news due to the contract it won to provide security at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Pictured: Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre