Probe into death at flat in Hill­town

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - BY LIND­SEY HAMIL­TON

PO­LICE have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter a man died sud­denly at a Dundee prop­erty.

Emer­gency ser­vices, in­clud­ing CID of­fi­cers and two am­bu­lance crews, were called to the Hill­town yes­ter­day around 1.30pm.

Res­i­dents spoke of see­ing up to three po­lice cars in the street, with of­fi­cers spot­ted go­ing in and out of a ten­e­ment through­out the af­ter­noon.

The force con­firmed to­day the death of the man — be­lieved to be in his for­ties — was be­ing treated as un­ex­plained.

A Po­lice Scot­land spokes­woman said: “Po­lice were called to at­tend the sud­den death of a man in his for­ties at an ad­dress in the Hill­town area of Dundee. At this stage, his death is be­ing treated as un­ex­plained and a re­port is be­ing sent to the procu­ra­tor fis­cal.”

Neigh­bours spoke to the Tele of see­ing a heavy po­lice pres­ence swarm to the street.

Michael Ste­wart said he saw the emer­gency ser­vices pulling up out­side the ad­dress just af­ter 1.30pm.

The 46-year-old added: “I was go­ing out to get a pa­per when I saw two am­bu­lances and three po­lice cars in the street.

“I re­alised there was some­thing go­ing on, but I wasn’t sure what.

“It’s not re­ally that un­usual to see emer­gency ve­hi­cles around here.”

An­other neigh­bour, who did not want to be named, said they saw po­lice and paramedics go­ing into the build­ing.

The res­i­dent added: “The am­bu­lances and po­lice cars stayed out­side for quite a long time. Of­fi­cers went into the build­ing. They seemed to go up­stairs but I couldn’t re­ally see any­thing else hap­pen­ing.

“I didn’t see any­one be­ing put in the back of ei­ther of the am­bu­lances, al­though I saw one man speak­ing to one of the driv­ers be­fore go­ing back inside.”

A spokesman for the Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said they re­ceived a call around 1.40pm over con­cerns for a man.

The spokesman added: “We had two am­bu­lances at the scene within four min­utes.

“One left the lo­ca­tion fairly quickly but an­other stayed on longer.”

The spokesman said it was usual for two am­bu­lances to be despatched if some­one had died.

Po­lice emerge from a close in Hill­town and, in­set, an am­bu­lance at the scene.

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