Two key witnesses have come forward as police probe the murder of Kane Morris.
Tayside Police Division this morning issued an appeal for two men to help them with their enquiries into the death of the 10-year-old in Coupar Angus on Sunday morning.
Detective Inspector Ross Fitzgerald from the Major Investigation Team said: “We believe the two men may have heard a disturbance at around 2:05am on Union Street on Sunday and would urge them to speak to us.”
Less than two hours after the statement, police say these men have come forward.
A statement said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the two witnesses we were looking to speak with, who may have heard a disturbance in Union Street, Coupar Angus on Sunday 11 November have now come forward.
“Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal, it is very much appreciated.”
In the morning statement, DI Fitzgerald said: “Our inquiries remain ongoing in order for us to establish the full circumstances of what happened and we continue to urge anyone who hasn’t spoken to us already to do so.
“A 37-year-old man remains under arrest in connection with the incident.
“An 8-year-old girl who was also injured during the incident remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.
“Local officers will also be in the community conducting additional patrols over the next few days as our investigation continues.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 611 of 11 November. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”