Tayside and Central Scotland

Pensioner who died after Stirling robbery named

An 88-year-old man who died following an attempted robbery in Stirling last week has been named by police.

John Gillespie, who lived in the city, was found injured by a passer-by in the underpass at Lovers Walk at 1450 BST on Tuesday 19 April.

He was taken to Stirling Royal Infirmary but died on Monday.

On Tuesday - a week after the attack - police stopped people in the area in a bid to find witnesses and handed out appeal posters.

The suspect was aged between 21 and 40, and was about 6ft, of slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue jumper and dark trousers.

Central Scotland Police said the incident could be linked to another robbery involving a 70-year-old woman, who was targeted in the Trossachs town of Callander on the same day.

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