Po­lice and fire crews force their way into flat

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - By adam hill

EMER­GENCY crews had to force their way into a Dundee flat af­ter con­cerns were raised for a male in­side the prop­erty.

Res­i­dents to­day spoke of their shock af­ter see­ing po­lice of­fi­cers and fire­fight­ers de­scend­ing on Aboyne Av­enue, in the Dou­glas area of the city, just be­fore 1pm yes­ter­day.

Folk told of hear­ing “loud shout­ing” and “loads of bang­ing” in the street.

Po­lice ini­tially turned up and later called the fire ser­vice to as­sist with gain­ing ac­cess to the flat.

A man was later seen be­ing led away by po­lice, though he was not ar­rested.

Kerry Moir, 25, said that she had been alerted to the in­ci­dent af­ter hear­ing loud shout­ing in the street.

She told the Tele: “I looked out and saw the po­lice out­side and then they went up the close. They were try­ing to kick the door in.

“All you could hear was re­ally loud bang­ing, which was the po­lice try­ing to kick the door in.

“They were up there for ages and they did not seem to be able to get the door open.

“Then they got the fire brigade to come out and af­ter that they had to get a lock­smith.

“They were there for quite some time and then the fire brigade and lock­smith went away.

“A while af­ter that the po­lice came down with a guy and took him away.”

Another res­i­dent, who did not want to be named, added: “I looked out my win­dow and saw the po­lice up near a block on the street.

“They are al­ways up there — that’s usu­ally where all the trou­ble is.”

Another res­i­dent watched po­lice and the fire brigade de­scend on the block of flats from her win­dow.

The res­i­dent said: “I was watch­ing them out my win­dow.

“The po­lice came first and then the fire brigade came later.

“There was loads of bang­ing and shout­ing.”

A Po­lice Scot­land spokes­woman said that of­fi­cers were called to the block of flats af­ter hav­ing con­cerns for a male.

The spokes­woman added: “The per­son was found to be safe and well.”

A spokesman for the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice said: “We re­ceived a call at 12.52pm to Aboyne Av­enue in Dundee.

“We were called to as­sist po­lice in forc­ing en­try to the prop­erty.”

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