Tayside and Central Scotland

Murder inquiry after Dundee street death

Murder scene
Image caption Detectives believe the area would have been busy at the time of the attack

Police have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 56-year-old man in a street assault in Dundee.

The incident happened between the Cutty Sark public house and DC Thomson offices in Kingsway East at about 14:45 on Saturday.

Police were called to the scene after a report of a man being attacked in the street.

The man, who has not been named, was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Tayside Police said they were looking for three men who could have been involved in the incident.

The first man was described as being thin and wearing dark clothing.

The second was said to have short light or reddish hair and of average build. He was wearing a striped jumper and either grey or blue jeans.

The third man was described as having short dark hair and was wearing a dark coloured jacket and trousers.

All three men are believed to be aged in their mid-20s or early 30s.

Det Insp Kevin McMahon said: "The Kingsway would have been extremely busy with traffic at the time of this incident.

"I would urge anyone who witnessed the disturbance to come forward with any information you may have.

"This is a murder inquiry. Someone out there knows who has done this. I would ask those people to think how they would feel if this was a member of their family and to do the right thing and get in touch with us."

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