Man dies after falling from top floor of shopping centre

A man has died after falling from the top floor of a shopping centre in front of shocked Christmas shoppers this afternoon.

Emergency services attended the Buchanan Galleries, in Glasgow city centre, after the man fell at 4.20pm.

The shopping centre was reportedly evacuated and a white tent was erected at the scene on Monday evening.

Emergency services attended the Buchanan Galleries, in Glasgow city centre, after the man fell

Emergency services attended the Buchanan Galleries, in Glasgow city centre, after the man fell

Emergency services attended the Buchanan Galleries, in Glasgow city centre, after the man fell

Craig McLean tweeted: ‘Police and ambulance services are currently at Buchanan Galleries.’  

Other users said they were ‘shocked’ and ‘heartbroken’ at the news.

Reports suggested the man had fallen from an escalator on the top floor of the shopping centre. 

A statement by Police Scotland confirmed the man had died following initial reports of serious injury.

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A spokesman said: ‘At 4.20pm today a man died after falling from Buchanan Galleries. 

‘Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.’  

Police Scotland confirmed the man had died on Monday evening after initial reports of serious injury

Police Scotland confirmed the man had died on Monday evening after initial reports of serious injury

Police Scotland confirmed the man had died on Monday evening after initial reports of serious injury

The man has not yet been formally identified by police. 

A spokesman for Buchanan Galleries said: ‘We can confirm an incident took place this afternoon within the centre. 

‘We are co-operating fully with the emergency services and assisting them with their enquiries.’

The shopping centre also confirmed a police cordon remained in place around the scene this evening.

Julie Spence tweeted: ‘Thoughts are with his family and friends such a shame hopefully Buchanan galleries will get health and safety in to prevent this happening again.’ 

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