PIRC Calls For Witnesses To Hotel Fall In Glasgow

14 November 2016, 16:16

A police watchdog has appealed for witnesses after a man fell from a hotel window.

The 47-year-old man, who has not yet been named, plunged from the third floor of a hotel near Central Station in Glasgow.

Dozens of police and paramedics attended and the man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but later died from his injuries.

Police Scotland officers were in contact with the man before he fell at about 11.30am on Friday.

The incident was later referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) as part of standard procedure.

Pirc has now appealed for information and witnesses to the fall in Gordon Street between 11.15am and 11.30am.

A spokeswoman for the Pirc investigation team said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who was in Gordon Street near to the entrance of Glasgow Central Station between 11.15am and 11.30am on Friday, November 11 who may have witnessed the incident.''

Pirc officials are investigating the circumstances of the death and are keen to speak to anyone who has photo or video evidence."

Any eyewitnesses or those in possession of photography or video footage of the incident should contact the Pirc.''

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