Police continue probe into death of man found injured in Dundee street

A police officer stands guard at the Mains Road cordon.

Police continue to investigate the death of a pensioner after he was found seriously hurt in a Dundee street.

Mystery surrounds the New Year’s Day incident with officers treating the 67-year-old’s death as unexplained.

Officers are yet to determine how the man came to be found lying with head injuries at the junction of Mains Road and Bayne Square at 11pm.

The scene in the Hilltown remained cordoned off by police for much of yesterday as investigations continued.

As part of the inquiry police want to speak with four men who helped the casualty back to a nearby home to help him.

The injured man as later taken to Ninewells Hospital but, tragically, could not be saved.

A taxi driver and another motorist, possible a red Audi driver, who apparently manoeuvred around the man in the street as also being sought by officers.

A police spokesman said: “Witnesses are urgently sought to the incident.

“Whilst there are no apparent suspicious circumstances, the death remains unexplained at this time.

“If you have any information which could assist our inquiries, please call 101 or speak to any police officer.

“Alternatively, information can be passe anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is incident number 663 of 2nd January.”