Family pays tribute to student who died after falling from a window


The family of a student, who died after falling from a window in West Preston Street, have today paid tribute to him.


Ben McLean, 19, from Barrhead in East Renfrewshire, was found dead in West Preston Street at 09:00 on Friday.


Ben was a medical student at Edinburgh University.


Inquiries into the incident are ongoing and a 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with drugs supply.


In a statement issued through Police Scotland Ben’s family said: “There are no words to explain how devastated we all are that this has happened.


“Ben was the smartest, funniest and most witty boy in all of our lives. Not only had he just passed his second year medicine exams but he was also the life and soul of every party. Ben strived to please others and knew the perfect balance between working hard and having fun.


“It goes without saying that Ben was taken far too young but he was endlessly remarkable, and it is reassuring to know a boy like that could never be forgotten. We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughts but the family would appreciate if they were left to grieve in private at this very sensitive time.”

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