Scottish Daily Mail

Screams of ‘Help me’ – then bodies of man and young boy found in flat

- By Krissy Storrar

The deaths of a man and a child are being treated as ‘unexplaine­d’ after their bodies were discovered in a flat.

They were found on Monday evening after police received a report of concern for the pair.

neighbours said there had been screams coming from the top-floor flat in Paisley before the discovery.

One witness claimed that she had heard cries of ‘help me’ before officers arrived at around 8pm.

The boy, who is thought to have been around four years old, is believed to have been staying with a relative.

neighbours said forensic teams dressed in hazmat suits and police officers were in the area on Tuesday, with tents also erected.

The top floor of the flat remained cordoned off yesterday.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, told The Daily Record: ‘We heard shouting and screaming, like a domestic.

‘We never thought anything of it. But then it went quiet for a bit, about half an hour. Then suddenly there were police and ambulances and a forensic tent.

‘There was a private ambulance and we saw the bodies being taken out to it.’

Police said yesterday that the deaths are currently being treated as unexplaine­d and no one else is believed to have been involved.

Post-mortem examinatio­ns will be carried out.

locals expressed their shock on social media, with one writing: ‘This is so sad to hear. heartbreak­ing. Poor souls.’

emergency services cordoned off the property as forensic officers spent more than 24 hours searching for clues. a Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘We received a report of concern for a man and a child at a property in argyle Street, Paisley, around 8pm on Monday, May 15, 2023.

‘Officers attended and a man and a boy were found dead within the property. The deaths are currently being treated as unexplaine­d and post-mortem examinatio­ns will take place in due course.

‘at this time, we have no informatio­n to suggest that anyone else has been involved.

‘a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.’

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Probe: Police at the scene

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