A man has died at an Aberdeen city centre hotel.
Police and paramedics were called to the Jury’s Inn at Union Square at about 10am yesterday after the discovery of a body in a hotel room.
A police spokeswoman said that although the death was “sudden” it was not thought to be suspicious or linked with a crime.
She added a report had been sent to the procurator fiscal and could not reveal any further details over the cause of death.
She said: “Police Scotland can confirm that officers attended a hotel in the city centre this morning following the report of a sudden death.
“Police received a call at around 9.55am today Tuesday, August 8.
“There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.
“As with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
An ambulance crew arrived at the scene ahead of the police and assessed the situation.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that we received a call around 9.45am this morning.
“Because it was a death on arrival, the call came from the coroner.”
Last night hotel bosses and the local community council expressed their sadness and condolences over the deceased man.
The man was a guest at the hotel at the time of his death.
An official statement from Jurys Inn read: ‘‘We are saddened to hear of the death of one of our guests at Jurys Inn Aberdeen. Our thoughts are with their family and friends.”
Dustin MacDonald of the city centre community council expressed his condolences at the death at the busy shopping centre.
He said: “It is always sad when someone dies in sudden circumstances like this. My thoughts are of course with his friends and family.
“I was walking through that area this morning but didn’t see anything.
“It’s unusual for something like this to happen in the area.”
Torry and Ferryhill councillor Alan Donnelly added: “Firstly my condolences to his friends, family and work colleagues.
“This is a very rare incident and the Jurys Inn is a very good hotel so I am confident in the police and their investigation.”