Mother heard 'screaming' and 'shouting' from Aberdeen flat where three died

A young mother has described hearing screaming and a female shouting for help at a block of flats where three people died.

Detectives investigating the scene where two men and a woman died following a disturbance at the 19-storey Donside Court block in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen on Tuesday night received reports that someone had fallen from the building.

But officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with what they described as a "contained incident".

Reports that someone fell from the 19-storey block.
Someone was reported to have fallen from the 19-storey block (Laura Paterson/PA)

Toni Dey, 19, who lives in nearby Gordon's Mills Road, gave a chilling account of the evening, saying she heard screaming from the block.

The mother-of-two said: "I heard some girl screaming 'Help me, help me', then about 10 minutes after I heard loads of screaming and shouting. I didn't call the police as I thought it was kids messing around, then I heard loads of police.

"I can't remember exactly what time I heard it all. I had messaged my mum on Facebook saying there was a lot of screaming but couldn't see what had happened. It was awful to hear all that, then actually hear what had happened.

"It's very scary to think that something like that had happened. All I kept thinking was 'Why was that poor girl shouting help me?', and about a two-minute walk out my back door.

A blue tent and forensic officers remain at the scene on Wednesday.
A blue tent and forensic officers remained at the scene on Wednesday (Laura Paterson/PA)

No police officers were injured in what local councillor Martin Greig described as a "violent incident".

He added: "There will be families grieving profoundly at this terrible news. Our sympathies are with those who have lost loved ones."

Detective Superintendent Dave McLaren, from Police Scotland's major investigation team, said: "The circumstances as they present at this time would indicate that this is a contained incident and we are not looking for any other person in relation to the deaths."

Police vehicles and forensic officers remained at the scene on Wednesday, as floral tributes were left by a handful of mourners.

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