Tayside and Central Scotland

Murder hunt after Dundee body find

John Kennedy
Image caption The victim has been named locally as John Kennedy

Tayside Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a 63-year-old man was found at his home in Dundee.

Detectives said the victim was attacked at his house in Mossgiel Crescent.

Police and paramedics went to the scene at 22.15 on Sunday, but the man was pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.

The victim, who has not yet been formally identified, has been named locally as John Kennedy.

Police have appealed for information on the attack.

Det Insp Gary Ogilvie, of Tayside Police, said a man had been seen leaving the area at about the time of the incident.

He said: "A man wearing a dark hooded top, with the hood up, was seen leaving the area.

"We want to know who that man is and would appeal for him to come forward, or for anyone who knows him to get in touch with the police."

The scene has been cordoned off and is being examined by forensic experts.

Door-to-door inquiries began late on Sunday night and are ongoing.

Police are also searching through CCTV footage of the area and the Home Office Large Major Enquiry System (Holmes) has been set up to support the investigation.

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