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Man detained after suspicious death in Blairgowrie

Wellmeadow area of Blairgowrie
Image caption The man was found injured in the Wellmeadow area of the town

A man has been detained by police after a suspicious death in Blairgowrie in Perthshire.

A 44-year-old man was found seriously injured in a street in the Wellmeadow area of the town, near the Crown Bar, at about 23:45 on Sunday.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee but died a short time later.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A 25-year-old man has been detained in connection with the incident and is assisting with inquiries."

The dead man has not been formally identified.

The spokesman added: "Inquiries into the full set of circumstances surrounding the incident are being carried out by the specialist crime division's major investigation team.

"The area where the man was found has been cordoned off while full forensic examination continues. His death is being treated as suspicious."

Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area and reviewing CCTV. Anyone with any information has been urged to contact the police.

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