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Police return to scene of Arthur Green murder in Prestwick

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Image caption Arthur Green was found dead in his home in Prestwick on 20 November

Police investigating the murder of a "frail" 60-year-old man in Prestwick have returned to the town in a bid to generate new leads.

The body of Arthur Green was found by a family member at his home in the South Ayrshire town at 08:10 on 20 November.

Police launched a murder inquiry after a post-mortem examination, saying they believed he may have been attacked.

Officers carried out extra patrols on Wednesday night in a bid to jog the memory of potential witnesses.

Mr Green was last seen alive at about 22:30 on 19 November and officers want to trace a number of people who were in Pleasantfield Road around the time of his death.

Officers said the 60-year-old, who used a walking stick, was well-known in the local community.

Positive inquiry line

Det Ch Insp Gary Boyd said: "We understand that there were people close to Arthur's address in the Pleasantfield Road area of Prestwick on the evening of Wednesday 19, or the morning of Thursday November 20.

"We would ask that anyone who was nearby, or who may know someone who was, to come forward with any information.

"We can also now say that police are following a positive line of inquiry at this time."

Det Ch Insp Boyd added: "I am particularly interested to hear from anyone who has seen a medium-sized silver or light-coloured car, which we believe had more than one occupant, which may have been parked in the Pleasantfield Road or Oswald Road area late on Wednesday evening.

"I am keen to speak to the occupants of this vehicle or anyone who may have seen or has knowledge of this vehicle."

Officers carried out extra patrols in the area from 22:00 on Wednesday, during the time it is believed Mr Green died.

Mr Boyd said: "We have a particular interest in nearby licensed premises and fast food restaurants in the area.

"If you are usually out and about in the area around that time of night, we would like to hear from you. You may have useful information."

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