A man has died after being discovered outside a house in Aberdeen today.
Paramedics were called to Marischal Gardens at 6.30am today and attended to an
unconscious man in his 50s, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police cordoned off part of the street and set up an incident tent within a property’s garden.
The circumstances surrounding the man’s death are unclear, though it is understood
there are no suspicious circumstances.
Councillors described the man’s death as tragic.
A Marischal Gardens resident, who asked not to be named, said: “It is worrying. We are a friendly neighbourhood and there are a few people that are very close.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Officers are currently in attendance at Marischal Gardens in Aberdeen following the discovery of the body of a man.
“Police received a concern call from a member of the public at around 6.30am.
“Inquiries are at a very early stage and further details will be provided in due course.”
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A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 6.30am today to attend an incident on Marischal Gardens in Aberdeen.
“We dispatched a paramedic response unit and one ambulance to the scene.”
Bucksburn councillor and Aberdeen Lord Provost Barney Crockett, said: “I am very sorry to hear about this – it is a tragedy, especially given the time of year.
“My thoughts are with the man’s family who will understandably be going through a very difficult time.
Some neighbours said they were unable to get their cars out of the street due to the police cordon.
Another Bucksburn councillor, Avril MacKenzie, said: “This is such an awful thing to hear about.
“I am sure neighbours will be assisting police however they can.”
Bucksburn and Beacon Community Association vice chairman Graeme Lawrence said: “It’s shocking. Our thoughts go out to the man and his family at this difficult time.”