Tayside and Central Scotland

Alexander McLennan death: Police renew witness appeal

Alexander McLennan
Image caption Three men have now been charged over Mr McLennan's death

Detectives investigating the murder of a man at the side of a busy dual carriageway have said they still want to trace four witnesses.

Alexander McLennan died on 7 January after he was attacked on Dundee's Kingsway East.

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with his death.

But police said the witnesses could have seen something that might help with the investigation.

Mr McLennan, 56, was subjected to a "prolonged attack" near the road's junction with Westhall Court at about 14:45 on 7 January. He was taken to Ninewells Hospital following the incident but died of his injuries.

Det Insp Kevin McMahon, who is leading the investigation, said: "Detectives have carried out an extensive number of enquiries both during and following the incident and are keen to trace a number of people who are known to have been in the areas surrounding the Cutty Sark and Westhall Court on Kingsway East at the time.

"Although the incident happened a number of weeks ago, it is hoped that these individuals will be able to recall where they were and what they saw that day."

Tayside Police said they wanted to speak to two teenage girls who had been on Happyhillock Road, before walking up Westcroft Road.

One of the girls had long dark hair and was wearing a pink top with white or grey horizontal stripes. She was wearing dark trousers and white shoes.

The second girl had shoulder-length dark hair and was wearing a sky-blue top, dark trousers and white shoes. She was also carrying a dark handbag.

Police are also looking for a man seen walking a dog, possibly a whippet, on the path near the gas tanks between Happyhillock Road and Old Pitkerro Road.

And officers said they wanted to speak to a woman was seen walking a pushchair east along Mauchline Avenue.

Three men from Dundee - Steven Batchelor, 31, Ross Ramsay, 29, and John Paul Cassidy, 31 - have all faced a single charge of murdering Mr McLennan.

None have made any plea or declaration and all three are remanded in custody.

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