Man Dead After Fall At Glasgow Shopping Centre

16 June 2017, 16:13 | Updated: 16 June 2017, 16:15

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A man has died in a fall from a balcony at a Glasgow shopping centre.

The incident caused the evacuation of Buchanan Galleries on Friday afternoon.

The man was initially thought to have been seriously injured in the incident, but emergency services later confirmed he had died.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene just before 2pm.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "At 1.45pm, police received a report of a man having fallen from a balcony at Buchanan Galleries.

"We are able to confirm that he has died.''

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a call at 1.45pm to attend an incident at the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre in Glasgow.

"We dispatched one ambulance, a paramedic response unit, trauma team and manager to the scene.

"The first unit was on scene within three minutes.''

A spokesman for Buchanan Galleries said: "We can confirm an incident took place this afternoon within the centre.

"We are co-operating fully with the emergency services and assisting them with their inquiries.''