30/07/2008

Murder Investigation Underway In Aberdeen

A major police investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a tenement stairwell in Aberdeen.

Officers were called to an address in Ritchie Place on Tuesday at aroud 7pm after they received reports that a man, believed to be in his 40s, had been injured.

The Evening Express has since reported that the man, named locally as Chris Lindsay, "was...stabbed to death".

A spokesman for Grampian Police said: "Grampian Police are currently investigating the circumstances leading to the death of a male at an address in Ritchie Place, Aberdeen.

"Police went to the scene in the Tillydrone area of the city around 7pm Tuesday 29 July 2008, following reports that a man had been injured."

The spokesman added that "while the investigation is in its very early stages" it is "being treated as a murder enquiry".

Detectives carried out detailed inquiries and gathered information overnight.

One local described seeing a man "covered in blood" in the stairwell of the building.

He said that residents were told they could not return to the eight-flat block where the man died as the investigation continued overnight.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward.

(DS)(BMcC)

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