A man who was pronounced dead after being pulled from a burning tenement block did not die as a result of the fire, Police Scotland has ruled.
Investigators said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 45-year-old Thomas “Tucker” McLeish.
He died at the time of a blaze at St Catherine’s Square, Perth, on Sunday, November 18.
It is believed his death may have been drug related.
“Investigations into the fire at St Catherine’s Square in Perth on Sunday November 18 have established that the man did not die as a result of the fire,” said a spokesman for Police Scotland.
“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the man.”
Jason Hughes, 36, appeared last week at Perth Sheriff Court in connection with the incident. He was accused of wilful fire-raising and causing “excessive damage” to one of the flats.
He made a second court appearance in private on Wednesday, with the petition against him amended to attempted murder.
He made no plea and was remanded in custody.