Police and emergency services were called to the office around 9.55am.

The woman is understood to have suffered serious burns while in the public waiting area of the station.

Paramedics treated the woman in an ambulance in the car park while police prepared Montrose Street for the vehicle's exit.

However, she was moved outside on to the car park area for treatment as her condition started to deteriorate.

Fire engines and several police cars lined the pavements and grass outside the station as traffic piled up along the busy street.

At around 10.20am firefighters erected screens around the casualty to close off the scene to onlookers.

No-one else was injured or involved in the incident. Police confirmed enquiries are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At around 9.55am police were called to a report of a woman having been injured in the public area of Clydebank Police Office, Montrose Street, Clydebank. No one else was injured in the incident.

“The woman has been taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment. Enquiries are continuing.

“Due to the incident, the front counter at Clydebank Police Office is closed to the public until further notice.” Keep checking www.clydebankpost.co.uk for further updates.