Funeral details announced for Dundee men allegedly killed in the city

John Watt

Funeral details have been announced for a man allegedly killed in Dundee.

John Watt, known as “Watty”, was found dead after suffering head injuries in Albert Street, Stobswell, just after 3.30am on Sunday January 7.

The dad-of-two’s funeral service will be held at Dundee Crematorium on Wednesday February 14 at 10.15am.

All family and friends have been invited.

Three teenagers have been charged with the culpable homicide of Mr Watt, 50.

It is alleged that the youths, one aged 15, one 16 and the other a 17-year-old, assaulted Mr Watt by striking him on the head and causing him to fall, striking his head on the ground, and killing him.

They made no plea at Dundee Sheriff Court and were remanded in custody while the case was continued for further examination.

Friends and neighbours of Mr Watt, who lived in Stobswell, spoke of their shock following his death.

Neighbour Archie Veitch, 23, said: “I think he had lived here a long time. When I moved in he came and introduced himself.

“He was a really lovely man who always made time to talk to you. It’s really hard to take in what has happened, especially to someone who lives in the same building.”

Mr Watt’s friends at the Abode Bar in St Andrew’s Street paid tribute to him by placing a plaque on his favourite seat in the pub.

Meanwhile, 67-year-old John Ogston, who was found dead on New Year’s Day, will also be laid to rest next week.

He was found with serious injuries in Mains Road, at the junction with Bayne Square, at 11.10pm.

Police believe his injuries were caused by a collision with a vehicle, which has not yet been traced. Repeated appeals have been made for further information and the investigation into his death is ongoing.

His funeral will be held on Friday February 16 at 2pm in Dundee Crematorium. All family and friends are invited to attend, but only family flowers are requested.

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Wales, the officer leading the investigation, said: “We are now satisfied that John’s injuries were not the result of an assault, but were more than likely caused by a vehicle. His family, who are understandably devastated, want to know what happened to their dad.”

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