3 Dead After Disturbance At Aberdeen Flats

20 July 2016, 11:04

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Three people have died following a disturbance in Aberdeen.

Police were called to a flat in a 19-storey high rise called Donside Court, in the Tillydrone area of the city, at around 8.15pm on Tuesday night.

Detective Superintendent Dave McLaren, from Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team, said: "As a result of this incident three persons are now known to have died.

"At this time the investigation is in its very early stages, however the circumstances as they present at this time would indicate that this is a contained incident and we are not looking for any other person in relation to the deaths.

"Further information will be released in due course.''

Police Scotland confirmed they are investigating reports that someone had fallen from the building.

Pictures from the scene show forensics officers surrounding the high rise, and a blue forensic tent close to the main entrance to the building.

Police have dismissed reports on social media that a police officer had been physically injured.

The incident is not thought to be related to terrorism.

Councillor Martin Greig, chairman of Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership, said: "It is extremely sad to hear of this loss of lives. There will be families grieving profoundly at this terrible news.

"Our sympathies are with those who have lost loved ones.

"The local community and the city will share feelings of shock at this violent incident.

"Further information will undoubtedly be released by the authorities in due course.

"It is reassuring that the police, the council and other organisations are doing their best to help in dealing with this awful incident.``