PIRC Review After Plunge Death In Glasgow

11 November 2016, 19:19

A police watchdog has launched an investigation following the death of a man who fell from a hotel window in Glasgow.

Police and the ambulance service were called to Gordon Street in the city centre after 11am on Friday and both entrances to the street were taped off.

Officers said the 47-year-old fell from a third floor window of a hotel near Glasgow Central Station, with dozens of police and paramedics in attendance.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and later died from his injuries.

It is understood the police were in contact with the man before he fell and the force said the incident has been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc), in line with standard procedure.

Police Scotland said in a statement: "A 47-year-old man has died after falling from a third floor window of a city centre hotel today.

"Two officers had attended the hotel as part of an ongoing inquiry around 11.30 hours.

"The man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 12.10 hours.''

The forced added: ``As is normal procedure, the incident has been referred to Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.''

A Pirc spokeswoman said: "The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to carry out an investigation into police contact with a man who died following an incident in Gordon Street, Glasgow, on Friday.

``A report on the commissioner's findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.''

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