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Brian McKandie murder: CCTV of car released by police

CCTV of car Image copyright Police Scotland

Police investigating the murder of a 67-year-old man at his Aberdeenshire home have released CCTV of a car they want to trace.

Brian McKandie was found beaten to death with a "heavy weapon" in his home in Rothienorman on 12 March.

Police believe he may have known his killer.

Police Scotland has released images of a red Subaru Impreza which travelling on the B9001 about a mile from Mr McKandie's home on 11 March.

Reward of £10,000

Det Ch Insp Iain Smith said: "Witnesses have described seeing various vehicles being at Mr McKandie's address during the course of 11 March and, despite repeated appeals to the trace the users of the cars, they remain unidentified.

"We are keen to identify the drivers of an old-style silver Ford Fiesta motor car and a burgundy/maroon coloured estate car, possibly a Volvo, both of which have been seen at the address.

Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Brian McKandie was murdered in March

"Both these cars may have been at the address for legitimate social or business reasons. We also believe a number of customers or friends of Mr McKandie who may visit him from time to time have yet to come forward.

"Additionally, some CCTV footage from approximately one mile away shows what appears to be a red coloured Subaru WRX Impreza Sports Wagon motor car travelling on the B9001 about the time of sightings of the maroon estate car at Mr McKandie's address.

"We are also keen trace the owner of this car given its similarities to the description of the estate car at Mr McKandie's address and the images from the CCTV are attached."

Crimestoppers has offered the reward of up to £10,000 for information that leads to conviction in the case. The charity stressed the reward would only be paid if information was passed to Crimestoppers directly.

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