A care worker from North Glasgow died while battling Storm Emma on the way to work.
The body of Elaine McNeill was discovered on Kippen Street on the morning of February 28 after she had reportedly fallen ill.
The alarm was raised after Elaine’s manager conducted a search using her phone having not heard from the home carer. Elaine had worked for Cordia care service for fifteen years.
Police are not treating Elaine’s death as suspicious.
A spokesperson for Cordia told the Evening Times:
We are shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Cordia employee, Elaine McNeill in the Milton area of Glasgow.
Elaine worked with Cordia for 15 years as a popular and valued member of our Home Care team.
We don’t have any further details about the circumstances of the incident but will be working with the authorities.
Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Labour & Co-op MP for Glasgow North East Paul Sweeney MP tweeted a tribute to the care worker:
This is tragic. My thoughts go out to Elaine’s family and her colleagues.
Mrs McNeill continued in her duty of care for others even in the worst of conditions.
Although the circumstances are still to be confirmed, please don’t take any unnecessary risks.
Elaine died while the UK was being shook by unusually severe weather, which continues to impact many regions.