The death of a man following a disturbance at a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeen is being investigated by police.
Officers and paramedics were called to Coronation Road at Peterculter on Monday night, where they discovered the body of a man in his 20s.
Yesterday, police confirmed he had been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, but later died in hospital.
It is understood the sheltered house where he was discovered belongs to a pensioner – named locally as John Stott – who is in his 60s.
Neighbours said Mr Stott was also taken away by ambulance on Monday after police arrived on scene around 10pm.
However, police were last night unable to confirm if the two incidents were linked or how the younger man died.
A police spokeswoman said an investigation was under-way to piece together what happened.
“We were alerted after concern was raised for a man in the Coronation Road area of Peterculter at 9.56pm,” she said.
“The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he later died.
“An investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances.”
At Coronation Road yesterday, forensic investigators dressed in white searched the property for several hours, emptying the sheltered house of items and scouring the area.
The blinds remained closed throughout, while three police vans and an unmarked police car were stationed outside.
Two police officers stood guard at front gate while the team worked inside.
Stunned neighbours said they had heard a “disturbance” on Monday night, but that they thought nothing of it as Mr Stott often had visitors round to his house.
It was not until they saw investigators at the property yesterday morning that they realised something had happened.
“Mr Stott used crutches and he recently had to give his mobility car away – so there are always people coming and going, bringing him things,” one resident said.
“The noise didn’t come as a huge surprise – it happens most nights, but it’s usually harmless.
“Whatever has happened, it’s a terrible shame. It’s not often something like this happens on your doorstep.”