Suspect in court over murder of man found dead at block of flats

Officers were called to a block of flats in Elphinstone Court in Aberdeen on Monday, January 15.

Man appears in court charged with murder of Jamie Forbes found dead at block of flats in Aberdeen Police Scotland

A suspect has appeared in court accused of the murder of a “much loved” son at a block of flats in Aberdeen.

Jamie Forbes was pronounced dead at a property in Elphinstone Court on Monday, January 15 after police were called to reports of an injured man around 3.30pm.

Lee Smith, 37, was arrested and charged in connection with Mr Forbes’ death and appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Wednesday, January 17.

Smith entered no plea and has been remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.

Mr Forbes’ family released a statement via Police Scotland which read: “Jamie was a much loved son, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and forever loved brother and brother-in-law.

“We ask that our privacy as a family is respected at this difficult time.”

Detective Inspector Andrew Machray said: “Our thoughts remain with Jamie’s family and friends at this difficult time. We’ll continue to support them in any way we can. 

“I’d like to thank members of the local community who have already spoken to police as part of our investigations.

“I would urge anyone who has any information, and has not already spoken to us, to please come forward. 

“Officers remain in the area while enquiries are carried out.

“Anyone with information can speak to them, call 101 quoting reference 1972 of January 15 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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