Tayside and Central Scotland

Police insist suspicious Carnoustie death 'not solved'

Tony English
Image caption Tony English was found dead on Sunday morning

Police investigating the death of a 59-year-old man in an Angus town have said they are certain someone in the local area has "crucial information".

Tony English was found dead on Sunday morning at a house in Kinloch Street, Carnoustie. Detectives are treating his death as suspicious.

DCI Iain Wales, who is leading the probe, dismissed rumours in the town that the case had been solved.

Two people initially questioned over the death have since been released.

DCI Wales, from Tayside Police said: ''I believe that there is someone in the town who has vital information that they have still to share with the police, information that could help us to establish the exact circumstances in which Tony died. They need to come forward and assist the investigation.

''I am concerned that there is an impression in Carnoustie that we have got to the bottom of how Mr English died and that the case is solved.

''That is not the case and I must make it clear to everyone that, at this time, no one has been charged in connection with his death and the circumstances in which he died remain suspicious."

'Well recognised'

The officer said police needed the community's help in finding out what happened to Mr English in the early hours of Sunday morning. His body was discovered shortly after 08:00.

About 20 officers are currently working on the case and have spoken to about 100 witnesses, as well as carrying out door-to-door inquiries.

Mr English has been described as a "well recognised" face in the town.

DCI Wales added: ''The public response has been excellent so far, but I am certain that there is more information out there. We need to establish Tony's movements on Saturday night.

"Equally anyone who was in the area of Kinloch Street, near to Brown Street, who saw or heard anything should call us immediately."

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