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Scottish property tycoon dies after London flat fall

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Image caption Scot Young was raised in Dundee before making millions as a property developer

A prominent Dundee property tycoon has died after falling four storeys on to railings outside a flat in London.

Scot Young died after the fall outside his Marylebone penthouse on Monday.

The 52-year-old son of a Dundee United footballer was brought up in the Stobswell area of Dundee before rising to prominence as a property developer.

He was involved in a long-running, high-profile divorce from his wife Michelle, who was awarded a £20m settlement at the High Court last year.

At the conclusion of the six-year legal battle, Mrs Young said the payout was "disgraceful", insisting her husband was worth "billions".

Mr Young maintained he was bankrupt and had debts of £28m and was briefly jailed during the case for contempt of court for failing to provide financial information.

Metropolitan Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman said: "Police were called to Montagu Square at 17:18 on Monday to reports of a man having fallen from a fourth-floor window.

"A man believed aged in his early 50s was pronounced dead at the scene."

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