Man due in court over death at Aberdeen high rise

Scott Hector

A man will appear in court tomorrow (Tuesday April 6) over the death of another man at a high rise in Aberdeen.

Scott Hector, 20, died following an incident at Marischal Court on Friday morning.

His death is being treated as murder.

An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

In a statement, Mr Hector's family said: "Scott was a dearly beloved son, a brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and a friend to many. We are all heartbroken by our loss and Scott will be sorely missed by all. 

"Scott was an outgoing, happy person who enjoyed life to the full. He had a love for football and enjoyed gaming on his PlayStation.  

"We have been totally shocked by the recent events and will never understand why this has happened to Scott. We would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Detective Chief Inspector Graham Smith, of the major investigations team, said: "Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of Scott and officers are providing support at this hard time for them.

"I would like to thank members of the local community for their assistance in this enquiry and to reassure them there is no threat to the wider public.

"Our inquiries continue and anyone who has not already spoken to officers is asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident 0571 of Friday April 2 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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