Tayside and Central Scotland

Alexander McLennan death: Two men charged with murder

Alexander McLennan
Image caption Mr McLennan died in hospital from injuries sustained during the incident

Two men have appeared in court accused of murdering a man at the side of a busy dual carriageway.

Alexander McLennan died on Saturday following after an alleged attack on Dundee's Kingsway East, near the junction with Westhall Court.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital following the incident on Saturday afternoon but died of his injuries.

Appearing at Dundee Sheriff Court, Ross Ramsay, 29, and John Paul Cassidy, 31, made no plea or declaration.

The men - both from Dundee - appeared in private on petition, facing a single charge of murdering Mr McLennan, 56.

Sheriff Alistair Duff remanded both in custody and continued the case for further examination. They are expected to appear in court again next week.

Tayside Police are also questioning a third man in connection with Mr McLennan's death.

Officers were called at 14:45 on Saturday after reports of a disturbance involving four men on Kingsway East between the Cutty Sark pub and the Westhall Court junction.

Police said the road had been "extremely busy" at the time of the "prolonged disturbance" - with reports of some vehicles slowing down to watch.

The force appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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