Tayside and Central Scotland

Death of Jane Cumming treated as murder

Jane Cumming
Image caption Mrs Cumming was found dead in her home by police officers

The death of a 40-year-old mother discovered in her home in Longforgan, near Dundee, on Friday is being treated as murder, police have said.

Barbara Jane Cumming, known as Jane, was found by police officers who were carrying out inquiries into another matter.

It is believed her death is linked to a car crash near Dundee involving her husband Neil.

Tayside Police are not disclosing the nature of Mrs Cumming's injuries.

The force is treating the death as murder following the post-mortem examination.

Mrs Cumming leaves her husband, 45, and children Nicole, 12, and Claire, 11.

Taxi driver appeal

A Tayside Police spokesman said the 45-year-old man who was injured in the collision was "of significant interest" to the investigation.

Officers have not been able to speak to him yet, as he remains unconscious and in a serious condition in hospital.

Detectives have now appealed for a taxi driver, seen near the Cumming family home on Mary Findlay Drive, to come forward.

The man driving the vehicle, described as a black Peugeot people carrier-style taxi, was seen in the road at about 1400 BST on Friday and stopped to talk to police officer at the scene.

CCTV footage

Tayside Police said it was possible he may have seen or heard something that could help the investigation.

Mrs Cumming's body was found at about 1355 BST.

The mother-of-two was originally from Blairgowrie and worked as a sales advisor at the TSB on Dundee's Albert Street

Tayside Police said they were carrying out "extensive" door-to-door inquiries in the village and were also examining private CCTV in a bid to piece together Mrs Cumming's movements in the hours before her death.

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