Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.
Published at 15:51 on 22 August 2015
POLICE Scotland has confirmed that a 46-year-old man has lost his life following an incident in the Afton Road area of Cumbernauld, on Friday night (21st August).
At around 11.55pm last night (21st August), local residents began to report police officers attending an incident in the Afton Road area of Cumbernauld.
By 1am police officers had begun cordoning off an area around one of the street’s split level flats, with white tents erected at the scene shortly thereafter.
Residents near the immediate scene and nearby have explained to Cumbernauld Media how the large police presence left them “scared to sleep” amid sensationalised gossip of a bomb scare and a murder.
Other rumours have since suggested that the incident was in fact a suicide, with the name of one local man cited in messages sent to us.
Various eyewitness accounts from local residents suggest that much of the street remains cordoned off, with block number 3, nearest the bus stop, said to be the site of the police’s main focus.
Police Scotland, however, has said that there are “enquiries are ongoing” into the incident.
A spokeswoman for the force confirmed that a 46-year-old man had lost his life in hospital after an incident in the Afton Road area of Kildrum, last night.
“Around 2340 hours on Friday 21 August 2015, police were called to a report that a man had fallen from a third floor window at a block of maisonette flats in Afton Road, Cumbernauld,” the spokeswoman confirmed.
“On arrival, officers found a 46 year old man seriously injured. He was taken by ambulance to Monklands District General Hospital in Airdrie, but was found to be dead on arrival.”
The spokeswoman explained that although “enquiries are continuing”, a “post mortem is due to take place to establish the exact cause of his death.”
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” she added.
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