Police have launched an investigation after a man died on an Aberdeen street.
The 55-year-old was found injured outside a property on Claremont Street just after 4.30am on Saturday morning and later died at the scene.
Police cordoned off the street as they carried out investigations and forensic experts were brought in throughout the morning.
It is understood the man had been found lying on the ground behind a wall in front of some flats, and a member of the public raised the alarm.
Officers have said there are no “apparent” suspicious circumstances and that the death is being treated as unexplained.
It is understood the man lived in the area.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “It’s just so shocking – we don’t know anything.
“He had fallen over the dyke, but I think he must have died soon after because the police put up a tent to cover him. The road was closed off to stop people walking past.”
Another resident said he thought the man lived in a neighbouring street and said he “had seen him going about”.
He added: “I didn’t know his name or anything, but I used to see him walking around.”
Officers began door-to-door inquiries shortly after the man was found.
A police spokesman said: “We were called to Claremont Stree at around 4.20am on Saturday after a concern call was received for a man who had been found injured.
“Sadly, he was pronounced dead a short time later.
“Inquiries are ongoing however there are no apparent suspicious circumstances and the death is being treated as unexplained.
“As is normal practice, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”