Fresh appeal for death witnesses

NINE months on Tayside Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses as part of the investigation into the death of a Carnoustie man.

Tony English (59) was found dead at his home in the town’s Kinloch Street in the early hours of Sunday, December 11.

Around a dozen police vehicles were at the scene at one point as officers cordoned off the area.

As the situation unfolded neighbours were asked to stay indoors while police continued their investigation and conducted door-to-door interviews.

The cause of death was understood to be from a single stab wound.

Mr English was originally from Lisburn, Country Antrim in Northern Ireland, and had lived in Carnoustie for around 30 years.

He had worked offshore for many years and had also worked as a caddy in Carnoustie at one point.

Since December Tayside Police have conducted a number of information gathering exercises.

A Tayside Police command vehicle was also stationed outside the Barry Road Spar for a while in an attempt to encourage witnesses to come forward.

A spokesperson for Tayside Police clarified the current status of the investigation. She said: “A report was sent to the Procurator Fiscal and remains with them at the moment.

“However, Tayside Police still want to hear from anyone with any information regarding the death of Tony English, and we are appealing for them to come forward.

“Although the incident occurred nine months ago someone might have information that could be vital to the investigation. Anyone who thinks they may have any information should contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or the charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.”