The Scottish government has confirmed that a patient suffering from swine flu has died in hospital.

The patient had underlying health conditions and was one of 10 people who were being treated in hospital in Scotland.

It is the first death in the UK of someone confirmed as having swine flu.

A statement released by the Scottish government said no further details will be released tonight to allow the family some time to come to terms with their loss.

The hospital where the patient died has not been revealed but it is believed to be in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.