Man dies after falling off town’s Christmas tree

A man has died after falling from a town’s Christmas tree.

Emergency services were called when people leaving a nearby club found the injured man in a street in Kirkcaldy, Fife, early on Friday.

He was taken to hospital but later died.

Police have cordoned off the 12ft tree outside Kirkcaldy Town House.

Alistair Cameron, Kirkcaldy central councillor, told the BBC: "I was very sad to hear about this tragic news this morning especially given the circumstances."

Councillor Neil Crooks, convener of the Kirkcaldy area committee, said: "This is a tragic thing to happen at this time of year. Our thoughts are with his family."

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in Fife were called to a report of an unresponsive man in the Hunter Street area of Kirkcaldy around 2.55am on Friday December 14.

"The man was treated at the scene then conveyed to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy by the Scottish Ambulance Service where he later sadly passed away.

"The death is being treated as non-suspicious and inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

"A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal".

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