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Heartbreaking plea as woman’s body found in Aberdeen home may have been there for years

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Officers were called to Allison Close in Cove last Thursday when a womn‘s body was found at the property. Police Scotland said the death was being treated as “unexplained”. 

A statement said: “Officers were called to an address in Allison Close, Aberdeen, on Thursday, 25 February 2021 after the body of a woman was found within.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

According to the Evening Express, the body of the woman discovered at the property in Allison Close could have been there for “several years”.

The woman is believed to be elderly and failed to show up for a Covid-19 vaccination appointment.

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Brian Sloan, chief executive of Age Scotland, told the Daily Record: “This is an absolutely heartbreaking case that should act as a reminder to all of us that we have an important role to play in looking out for older people in our communities.

“Isolation and loneliness are at record levels in Scotland after almost 12 months of lockdown and shielding but even before the Covid pandemic, we knew that 100,000 older people in Scotland felt lonely all or most of the time and 200,000 older people can do up to half a week without a visit or phone call from anyone.

“There is at least one isolated person living on every street in the country. We should all be aware of that and do our part to help our older friends and neighbours stay connected.

“A phone call to a neighbour or a knock on the door for a socially distanced catch-up chat could make all the difference to an older person’s day.

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“If you haven’t seen an older neighbour for a while, notice that somone’s curtains are still drawn or see that the newspaper hasn’t been picked up, take the time to check up on them.

“Not only will it help your older neighbour feel valued and supported, you could be saving someone’s life.”

Enquiries into the death are ongoing and a post-mortem is due to take place.

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