Police appeal for more witnesses in suspicious death case

Police believe someone in the community could hold the key to Mr English's death

THE DETECTIVE leading enquiries into the suspicious death of Carnoustie man Tony English today said he was certain someone living in the local community holds the key to revealing crucial information about the 59-year-old’s death.

In appealing for witnesses to come forward, Detective Chief Inspector Iain Wales said: “We have been greatly encouraged by the amount of information that has been passed on to us so far, but I know that, ten days into the enquiry, Mr English’s death remains the main topic of conversation in Carnoustie and people are understandably concerned.

“I believe that there is someone in the town who has vital information that they have still to share with the police, information that could help us to establish the exact circumstances in which Tony died. They need to come forward and assist the investigation.

“I am concerned that there is an impression in Carnoustie that we have got to the bottom of how Mr English died and that the case is solved.

“That is not the case and I must make it clear to everyone that, at this time, no one has been charged in connection with his death and the circumstances in which he died remain suspicious.

“We will find out what happened in the early hours of Sunday, December 11 in Kinloch Street, but we need the community’s assistance.”

Since the discovery of his body at the address inKinloch Street, Tayside Police has undertaken extensive enquiries, with around 20 officers working on the case every day.

Officers have attended at more than 165 addresses in Carnoustie undertaking door-to-door enquiries and have spoken with in excess of 100 witnesses.

DCI Wales added: “The public response has been excellent so far, but I am certain that there is more information out there. We need to establish Tony’s movements on Saturday night. Equally anyone who was in the area ofKinloch Street, near toBrown Street, who saw or heard anything should call us immediately.

“Don’t dismiss what you know as being trivial. Speak to us and let us decide the value of what you know.”


Anyone who can assist the investigation should call 0300 111 2222, or speak to any officer.