Murder inquiry launched after Dundee death

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POLICE have launched a murder inquiry after the body of a man was found in Dundee.

Ambulance crews alerted officers at around 10.17am last night after the 63-yeaar-old male was attacked Mossgiel Crescent.

Tayside Police attend and found a male in a house there.

He had suffered serious injuries and despite their efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The area was quickly searched however the attacker was not identified.

The victim’s name will not be released until he has been formally identified and next of kin have been informed.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Gary Ogilvie today confirmed that a man had been seen leaving the address at around the time of the incident. He has still to be identified and traced.

DI Ogilvie said: “A man wearing a dark hooded top, with the hood up was seen leaving the area. We want to know who that man is and would appeal for him to come forward or for anyone who knows him to get in touch with the police.

“If you were in the area, did you see a man acting suspiciously? If so, please get in touch. The information you have could prove to be invaluable to our investigation.”

The address was cordoned off soon after the discovery and it is now subject to a meticulous forensic examination.

Door-to-door enquiries began late last night and will continue throughout today.

It is understood that the deceased was well-known in the local area and officers are confident that the community will be of assistance in building a picture of him that can help to establish the circumstances around this incident.

The Home Office Large Major Enquiry System (HOLMES) has been set up in support of the investigation and detective officers will be joined by local community officers in the area during enquiries today.

An exhaustive trawl of public and private CCTV coverage has also been instigated and any businesses in the area are asked to contact the police if they have footage that could potentially be of assistance.

 

Anyone who has any information that could assist police enquiries is asked to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222, or speak to any officer. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

There is also a line, which is Dundee (01382) 591941, directs callers straight to the Enquiry Team during normal office hours and to the Force Communications Centre out with office hours.

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