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Positive inquiry line over Arthur Green murder in Prestwick

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Image caption Arthur Green was found dead in his home in Prestwick on 20 November

Police investigating the murder of a "frail" 60-year-old man in South Ayrshire have said they are following a positive line of inquiry.

The body of Arthur Green was found by a family member at his home in Prestwick at about 08:10 on 20 November.

Police launched a murder inquiry after a post-mortem examination, saying they believed he may have been attacked.

Officers want to hear from anyone who was near Mr Green's home on the evening of 19 November or the next morning.

Det Ch Insp Gary Boyd said: "Arthur was a frail man who needed a walking stick to get around. He was well known in the local community and I would like to thank those who have made contact with police following the first appeal.

Car appeal

"We understand that there were people close to the Arthur's address in Pleasantfield Road area of Prestwick on the evening Wednesday 19, or the morning on Thursday 20 November.

"We would ask that anyone who was nearby, or who may know someone who was, to come forward with any information."

Det Ch Insp Boyd added: "I am particularly interested to hear from anyone who has seen a medium-sized silver or light coloured car which we believe had more than one occupant, which may have been parked in the Pleasantfield Road or Oswald Road area late on Wednesday evening.

"I am keen to speak to the occupants of this vehicle or anyone who may have seen or has knowledge of this vehicle."

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