Police thank public during murder investigation


TAYSIDE Police have thanked the public for their support during the investigation into the murder of 80-year-old Perthshire woman Jenny Methven.

The enquiry team reported earlier this week that there have been developments in the case and that detectives are now following significant lines of enquiry.

However, at this critical stage in the investigation Tayside Police will not state the nature of those developments, or comment on any information gained through unofficial channels that could potentially prejudice any future proceedings.

Police say the investigation is at a “critical” stage

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gall, who is leading the investigation, stated again today: “The enquiry has reached a critical stage. We are working hard to piece together the vital evidence that we need.

“We are keen to inform the public of any developments at the right time. But for sound operational and investigative reasons, I am not in a position to elaborate further at this stage.

“To do so could harm the enquiry.

“We are hugely appreciative of public and media’s interest in this case and I can assure you that when I have any news that we can share we will share it.

“The ultimate purpose of any major criminal investigation is to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to justice.

“That is what Jenny Methven and her family deserves.”