Man dies in plunge from block of flats

Floral tributes outside the flats in Wardieburn Place East. Picture: Esme Allen
Floral tributes outside the flats in Wardieburn Place East. Picture: Esme Allen
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A 48-YEAR-OLD man has fallen to his death from a window in the Capital.

Arthur Watson was found in the garden of a block of flats in Wardieburn Place East on the morning of Monday, September 30.

Officers are still investigating how he fell from the third floor of his home, but the incident is not thought to be suspicious.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said: “Everyone is saying that it was an accident.

“Someone who lives nearby went to the window and saw him – the police and an ambulance were called but he had died.

“He was a good person, I liked him – he was always asking how I was and if I needed anything.

“It’s very strange and very sad.”

It is understood that Mr Watson, who was unemployed, had lived at the property for 14 years.

Outside the property, floral tributes had been in left in his memory.

A card read: “You will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Always in our thoughts.”

Mr Watson’s funeral service is yet to take place.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Inquiries are ongoing, however at this time there is nothing to indicate that there are any suspicious circumstances, and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”