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Murder probe launched after man dies in Dundee street

Dundee death
Image caption A cordon has been put in place where the man's body was found

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 44-year-old man in a Dundee street.

The emergency services were called to the city's Lawton Terrace at about 02:25, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police sealed off Lawton Road following the incident and erected a blue tent in the middle of the street.

A formal identification has yet to take place but the man's family have been informed.

Scenes of crime officers arrived at the scene shortly after 10:00 and were seen entering the tent shortly afterwards.

Det Insp Ged Fitzpatrick said: "A major police investigation has been launched and I would like to reassure the community that all efforts are underway to trace the person responsible.

'We would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at or around this time to contact police.

"There will be a visible police presence in the area whilst we continue with enquiries into the incident."

Police are also studying CCTV from nearby businesses.

Stuart Deuchar, owner of Nicoll's Rosebank Bakery, said: "I got a phone call about 05:45 saying police are wanting to see the CCTV cameras."

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