Tommy Sheridan 'heartbroken' after mum dies in flat fire

An investigation has been launched after the 84-year-old was pronounced dead following a fire in Cardonald on Sunday.

Tommy Sheridan ‘heartbroken’ after mum Alice dies in Cardonald flat fire Tommy Sheridan via Twitter

Tommy Sheridan has revealed his “heart is broken” after his mother died following a fire at her home in Cardonald.

The former Glasgow MSP announced the news on Twitter on Monday, after emergency services were called to a fire at a property on Invergyle Drive at around 7.55pm on Sunday.

An 84-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The former politician described his late mother Alice Sheridan as his “inspiration and muse”.

He wrote: “Our hearts are broken. Last night in circumstances still being investigated our wonderful mum Alice Sheridan died in a fire within her flat in Cardonald.

“She was everything to us. Our inspiration and muse.

“She fought against injustice all her life.

“Rest In Eternal Peace Mum.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers received a report of a fire at a property on Invergyle Drive in Glasgow around 7.55pm on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

“Emergency services attended and an 84-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The fire was extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

Area commander David Murdoch is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s local senior officer for City of Glasgow.

He said: “We were alerted at 7.49pm on Sunday, March 12, to reports of a dwelling fire at Invergyle Drive, Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire appliances and one aerial appliance to the scene, where firefighters extinguished a fire affecting a multi-storey flat.

“Sadly, one female casualty passed away at the scene.

“Our thoughts are very much with her family, friends and all of those affected at this difficult time.

“A joint investigation between SFRS and Police Scotland is ongoing.”