Shock as police swoop on Dundee street to probe death of man

Morgan Street

Police officers swooped on a Dundee street after a man died suddenly.

A number of police vehicles attended at Morgan Street, near to the junction with Pitkerro Road, on Wednesday evening and one was still there the following morning.

Residents spoke of their shock at seeing such a heavy police presence outside a property on the street.

Haytham Elbakoush, 32, said police officers were knocking on doors on Wednesday night.

He said: “We are still unclear as to what exactly has happened.

“An officer came to my door between 6pm and 9pm on Wednesday, asking if I’d heard any arguments or commotion, which I hadn’t.

“After the officer left, I saw a police vehicle parked outside and there was still one outside the block yesterday morning.”

Lucille Conway, 54, said there were three police vehicles at the scene shortly before 7pm on Wednesday.

She said: “There were no cordons around the area yesterday, but it must have been serious, as police remained at the scene.

“I saw a couple of officers enter a ground-floor flat on Wednesday night, near where I live.”

Krzysztof Kolisz, 57, said he was “surprised” to see such a large police presence.

He said: “I’ve lived here for more than three years and I’ve never had any issues with the neighbours.

“I heard that police were here on Wednesday night.

“I saw a police vehicle outside the block at 5.45am yesterday, which was a surprise, as it’s generally very quiet.”


Heather Jackson, 52, said she was “shocked” a man had died.

She said: “I noticed a police car across the road around the back of 7pm.

“We get a lot of bother with young ones in the area chapping on doors and spray painting windows, so it wasn’t that unusual to see police.”

A spokesman for the force said: “Police Scotland can confirm that it attended an address in Morgan Street, Dundee, on November 8 in response to the sudden death of a man.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.”