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Man who helped former Nazareth roadie Robert Kennedy urged to contact police

Robert Kennedy Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Robert Kennedy was a roadie for Nazareth for almost 20 years

A passerby who helped a former roadie with rock band Nazareth in the street a month before he died has been urged to contact police.

Robert Kennedy, 63, was found unconscious at his home in Dunfermline on 1 June and later died in hospital.

Mr Kennedy was seen with facial injuries after he had been at the Leroy Day charity music event at PJ Molloy's on Sunday 1 May.

He was helped into a taxi by a man aged 50-60 years old with white hair.

Mr Kennedy was taken home by taxi from Canmore Street in Dunfermline, near to the junction of New Row and the Alhambra Theatre, between 22:00 and 23:00 that evening.

Police are appealing for the passerby to come forward.

Detailed account

Det Insp John Anderson, of Police Scotland, said: "Following our earlier appeals for information, we have had an excellent response from members of the public who have provided us with a clear picture of Robert's movements over the course of the weekend prior to his death and up until he was last seen on the morning of Sunday 29th May.

"This information has allowed us to provide Robert's family with a very detailed account of his last movements and some comfort surrounding the circumstances of his death.

"We have uncovered no evidence to suggest there are any suspicious circumstances.

"During the early stages of our inquiries we learned that Robert was seen with injuries to his face after he had been to the Leroy Day charity music event at PJ Molloy's on Sunday 1 May.

"Since our last appeal we have now established that between 10pm and 11pm that evening, Robert was taken home by taxi from Canmore Street in Dunfermline, near to the junction of New Row and the Alhambra Theatre.

"At that time he was helped to his feet and into the taxi by a man aged 50 to 60 years with white hair, and it was apparent that he had suffered injuries to his face.

"I would appeal for that man who helped Robert to contact the police if he recognises himself from this description."

Image caption Nazareth performed on Top of the Pops in their 1970s heyday

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