Locals reported a big police presence on a local street after the unexplained death of a man.
Officers have confirmed that they were called to an address at Hazel Court in Alyth at around 10pm last night where the body of a 26 year old man was found within.
Investigations are ongoing with at least six cops on patrol and forensics operating from a large police patrol vehicle combing the area.
The area is taped off and forensic officers in white suits and masks combing the ground.
Detective Chief Inspector Graham Binnie said: “We are currently treating the death of the man as unexplained and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding his death are ongoing.
“Officers are currently at the scene and there will be a police presence in the area for some time.
“I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst we carry out our enquiries. I would also like to reassure them that this was a contained and isolated incident.
“The family of the deceased man have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. Details of the man will not be released until formal identification has taken place.”
Hazel Court is a street of terraced houses off Airlie Street not far from the town centre.
It remains sealed off this afternoon as cops probe the area of a pend linking Hazel Court to a car park.
Neighbours said they had been awoken during the night by the police activity.
David Chalmers, 83, has lived on nearby Isla Street since 1972, when the scheme was built.
He told the Tele: “The last time there were this many police around here was for a murder 30 years ago.
“There’s been a dozen police on duty all the time. The big command unit van has been sitting there since before midnight.
“At one time I counted eight policemen outside in yellow jackets.
“We hardly ever see a policeman up here so to see this big police presence is unusual.
“There doesn’t seem to be much crime in this area. The biggest problem we have is drugs but you get that everywhere.”