Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee baby's death probed 40 years on

Police have launched an investigation into the death of a six-week-old baby more than 40 years after he died.

Colin Blair died in a tenement flat in Dundee in 1968, despite the efforts of the ambulance workers and police officers who tried to save him.

The cause of death given at the time included bleeding within the skull and was not viewed as suspicious.

But Tayside Police said they had launched a new inquiry after receiving fresh information.

The incident will be re-investigated by the major crime review team, 43 years after the case was closed.

Officers on the team will try to establish whether there was any evidence of foul play.

The investigation could lead to the exhumation of Colin's body, which lies in an unmarked grave in a Dundee cemetery.

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