Bankrupt Scots tycoon '˜got desperate' before falling to his death

Former model Noelle Reno has spoken of how 'desperate' her former boyfriend, bankrupt Scottish property tycoon Scot Young, had become towards the end of his life before he fell to his death from a London balcony in December 2014.

Scot Young died in 2014. Picture: PA

The US-born former model and socialite, 32, also explained how she helped him financially while they were together.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, she said: “I might regret that I did so much for him.

“I bailed him out financially to the point where I nearly got myself into trouble. That’s the bit I’m still processing; that someone who loved me would put me in that situation.

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“I think he got very desperate towards the end and did things that probably he didn’t want to live with. I do believe he would have come good with his loans and debts if he could have got back to what he was good at doing: making deals.”

Noelle Reno says she bailed out Scot Young. Picture: PA

Young was 52 when his body was discovered impaled on railings outside a block of luxury flats and an inquest hearing later heard that there were no suspicious circumstances.

He had been sent to prison during a very public and acrimonious divorce row over a multi-million-pound settlement with his ex-wife Michelle, and was said to have suffered a financial “meltdown”, leading him to bankruptcy.

Following his death, Reno - who appears on reality TV series Ladies of London - has moved on and is now expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Nick Perks, a City trader.

Noelle Reno says she bailed out Scot Young. Picture: PA