Pensioner dies in fall from window at Aberdeen sheltered housing high-rise

Brimmond Court
Brimmond Court

AN elderly woman has died after she fell from a window at an Aberdeen sheltered housing complex.

Police are investigating the incident, which happened at Brimmond Court on Balnagask Avenue.

The 71-year-old woman died from her injuries after falling from a window in the block of flats.

Built in 1970, the high rise is managed by Aberdeen City Council and consists of 49 flats over 13 floors.

It is not known what floor the woman fell from, but police today said they are not treating the incident as suspicious.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 12.30pm on Friday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were made aware of a sudden death of a woman in the Brimmond Court area of the city.

“Inquiries are at an early stage and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

Council officers quickly attended the incident after being notified.

And the local authority’s communities, housing and infrastructure convener Councillor Neil Cooney today spoke of his sadness at what had happened.

He said: “Aberdeen City Council was alerted immediately and attended the incident. My deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of the woman.

“It’s a tragic thing to have happened.

“There is never a good time for this to happen but it makes it worse with it being so close to Christmas.

“There will be counselling available to anyone who requires it following the incident.”