Tayside and Central Scotland

Man's flat fall death 'unexplained'

Forester Street
Image caption The man was found lying semi-conscious but subsequently died

Police have launched a major inquiry after a man fell to his death from the window of a top-floor flat in Dundee.

The 33-year-old man fell from the third-floor property in Forester Street shortly after 06:00 and died at the scene soon after.

Officers said the full circumstances surrounding his death were "unexplained".

They also said there had been a report of a disturbance at a flat in Forester Street about two hours earlier.

'Really shocked'

Ross Fairlie, 37, who works in neighbouring Rattray Street, said he had called emergency services around 06:30 after finding the man seriously hurt.

He said: "I discovered a man who was still alive at the time. He was lying in the front garden of a block of flats in Forester Street.

"The man was semi-conscious and I tried to speak to him.

"There was a woman with him and she was very distressed. She said he had fallen from the third-floor window."

Mr Fairlie said he immediately called 999 and stayed until paramedics arrived.

"I'm really shocked and upset by what happened - you don't expect to experience something like this when you arrive for work," he said.

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