Man, 40, plunges to his death

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

Res­i­dents of a Cam­bus­lang high-rise have paid trib­ute to their neigh­bour who trag­i­cally died af­ter fall­ing from a fifth­floor flat.

Alan Ste­wart, 40, is un­der­stood to have fallen from the veranda of his Sherry Heights home on Fri­day af­ter­noon, March 18.

He died at the scene de­spite the ef­forts of the emer­gency ser­vices to save him.

Peo­ple liv­ing at the flats si­t­u­ated off Al­li­son Drive say

they were only alerted to the in­ci­dent when they saw the po­lice.

“I never saw any­thing or heard any­thing,” one of Alan’s neigh­bours said.

“We got a call from oth­ers in the flats and looked out our front and then the close win­dow and I saw the po­lice. I went down­stairs and some­one said some­one had fallen from a veranda.

“Alan had been here a few years and we spoke to each other in pass­ing. As far as I was aware there was noth­ing un­to­ward.

“He was quite a quiet man and kept him­self to him­self. It’s a real tragedy.”

Flo­ral tributes were laid for Alan at Sherry Heights over the week­end.

One note writ­ten by his loved ones said: “You are at peace at last Alan. God bless you. You will be sorely missed. Al­ways in our thoughts and hearts. Love you al­ways, your lov­ing fam­ily.”

Res­i­dents liv­ing at Sherry Heights and oth­ers at nearby prop­er­ties say po­lice and foren­sic teams re­mained at the site un­til around 1am on Satur­day morn­ing com­plet­ing what ap­peared to be foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

One householder told the Re­former: “The po­lice wouldn’t tell res­i­dents at the time any­thing other than a tragic ac­ci­dent had oc­curred.

“The shock for all of us liv­ing across from the flats and next to it has been ter­ri­ble.

“It was truly an aw­ful scene that shall haunt me for­ever.

“I hope this poor man rests at peace now.”


Poignant Flow­ers left in mem­ory of Alan Ste­wart

Scene The flats at Sherry Heights in Cam­bus­lang

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