Monday 20 November 2017

Three die in plunge from tower block

Lucy Collins in Glasgow

The deaths of three people who fell from a high-rise block of flats are not being treated as suspicious, police in Glasgow said last night.

The bodies of two men and a woman were found at the bottom of a 30-storey block in Petershill Drive, Springburn, Glasgow, at 8.45am yesterday.

A police spokesman said: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish the identities of the three people involved and post-mortem examinations will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death. However, at this time there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances."

It is believed the victims fell from the 15th floor of their block. Their 51-year-old neighbour said they had lived there for two months but she did not know them.

Local resident Elaine Sandford (40) said she believed the deceased were Kosovans who faced deportation.

Elizabeth Neilson (42), who lives in the opposite block, said: "I opened my blinds and saw them lying there this morning, at about 8.30am. I saw two concierges standing there and three bodies lying on the ground."

The concierge alerted the emergency services.

The incident happened at the soon-to-be-demolished Red Road flat complex, which in recent years housed asylum seekers from Kosovo, Africa, Asia, the former Soviet Union, Iran and Iraq.

Irish Independent

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