A man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries today after apparently falling down city centre steps.
The 25-year-old was found injured at the steps leading from Union Street down to The Green at around 2.40am.
Police are now piecing together the man’s movements in the moments before the fall to determine if there was any foul play involved.
The area was sealed off this morning as forensics officers examined the scene.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We received the call from ambulance control at 2.55am.
“A 25-year-old was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with a serious head injury.”
Inspector Graeme Penny said: “We are currently carrying out inquiries to establish the circumstances which led to this man being found injured this morning.
“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 0331 of June 12.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 2.40am to an address on Union Street. “We dispatched an ambulance and a paramedic response vehicle and a male in his 20s was transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”
Councillor Michael Hutchison, who represents the George Street and Harbour ward, said some of the steps at the city centre spot were “crumbling”.
He said: “It’s really sad to hear that someone has been found injured in the city centre and I hope he makes a full recovery.
“The edges of some of the steps are crumbling so perhaps the problem is not with lighting, but rather with the structure.”
Fellow ward councillor Ryan Houghton said: “My thoughts go to his family and friends.”
He added: “Perhaps it’s worth looking at better lighting in the area and I can make inquiries once we understand what has happened.”