Murder victim named as arrest made in Kingsway incident

Police are keen to talk to drivers who may have witnessed the incident

A MAN who was killed by a busy roadside has been named by police.

Alexander Beattie McLennan, 56, was fatally injured in the Saturday afternoon incident on Saturday afternoon.

Police are now treating his death as murder and have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the death.

Officers are still looking to speak to two other men in connection with the incident.

Police were called to the area following reports of a disturbance at around 2.45pm on Saturday, involving four men on the verge of the eastbound carriageway between the Cutty Sark pub and the junction withWesthall Court.

Mr McLennan  was taken by ambulance toNinewellsHospitalwhere he died as a result of his injuries.

Detective Inspector Kevin McMahon, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “The arrest is clearly a positive development, but I cannot emphasise strongly enough that there are two other men who we still need to trace in connection with this incident and we want the public’s help to find them.

“We are certain that there are people in the local community who know who is responsible for this incident. They need to come forward and share what they know with us.”


Officers are keen to trace three men believed to have been involved in the disturbance.

One is described as being of thin build and wearing dark clothing.

Another is said to have short light or reddish hair, is of average build, and was wearing a striped jumper and either grey or blue jeans.

The third man is described as having short dark hair and was wearing a dark coloured jacket and trousers.

All three men are believed to be aged in their mid 20’s or early 30’s.

It is thought that dozens, if not hundreds, of cars that passed the group, with some even slowing to watch and others sounding their horns. Police are now keen to speak to these drivers.

Detective Inspector McMahon said: “We need to speak to these people. If they watched as this incident unfolded, where are they now? If they haven’t spoken to us already, why not? They shouldn’t dismiss what they have seen or assume that someone else will speak to the police, they should get in touch with us now and tell us what they saw.

“This incident happened not far from the Cutty Sark pub, within sight of DC Thomson premises, and we want to speak with the occupants that were heading in both directions on the stretch of Kingsway East between the Pitkerro Road and Milton of Craigie roundabout.”



Anyone who has information that may assist officers with their enquiries should get in touch with Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or speak to any police officer. Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.