MAN, 59 CHARGED AFTER FLATS DEATH

Com­mu­nity in shock over al­leged stab­bing

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY DALE HASLAM

DE­TEC­TIVES have charged a man fol­low­ing the death of an­other man at a city high-rise.

As re­ported in later edi­tions of yes­ter­day’s Evening Ex­press, po­lice were called to a flat at Don­side Court in Til­ly­drone shortly be­fore 2am after re­ceiv­ing re­ports of an in­jured man. He was taken to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary but doc­tors were un­able to save him. It is un­der­stood the man who died – who has not been named – suf­fered stab wounds. Po­lice said the death was be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious and to­day of­fi­cers con­firmed a man had been charged. The 59-year-old is ex­pected to ap­pear at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court on Mon­day. De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Gary Win­ter said: “Our thoughts are with the fam­ily and friends of the man who has died at this very dif­fi­cult time. “Our in­quiries re­main on­go­ing, how­ever, we are con­tent that this has been a con­tained in­ci­dent. “There will be an in­creased po­lice pres­ence in the Til­ly­drone area while our in­quiries con­tinue and the com­mu­nity is thanked for its pa­tience and sup­port. “If any­one has in­for­ma­tion they believe may as­sist the po­lice they are urged to con­tact of­fi­cers on 101 us­ing ref­er­ence num­ber 0334 of 27 De­cem­ber.” Yes­ter­day, of­fi­cers could be seen guard­ing the 15th-floor land­ing of the 18-floor block while spe­cial­ist scenes-of-crimes of­fi­cers worked. Other of­fi­cers were car­ry­ing out door-to-door in­quiries last night. Neigh­bours have told of their shock fol­low­ing the death. One said: “I ar­rived home from work at about 2.30am. There were about six po­lice vans out­side. I had no idea what it was all about but it’s quite shock­ing to hear some­one has died.” An­other neigh­bour, whose flat is close to the flat where the man was found, said: “It is a real shock. “My part­ner and I have had to call the po­lice when there’s been mu­sic blar­ing out from that floor at 2am – and even 6am some days – but noth­ing like this has hap­pened in the time I’ve lived here.” Til­ly­drone coun­cil­lor Ross Grant said: “I’m deeply shocked at hear­ing of this in­ci­dent and I know res­i­dents both within the build­ing and in sur­round­ing streets have been left sim­i­larly alarmed about the news. “I know res­i­dents have been check­ing in on one an­other to make sure they are okay and that’s tes­ta­ment to the strong sense of com­mu­nity here. “My thoughts are with the vic­tim’s friends and loved ones at this dif­fi­cult time.”

Po­lice have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion after a man died fol­low­ing an al­leged in­ci­dent at Don­side Court, Aberdeen

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