A murder inquiry has been launched after the death of a man at Lawton Terrace in Dundee.
The victim is understood to be a 44-year-old man who lived on the street where he was found.
Police say the man’s next of kin have been informed but — as yet — formal identification has not taken place.
He has been named locally as Gary McMillan.
Officers were called to the scene at 2.25am on Tuesday May 16 following concerns for the man.
It is understood a Dundee City Council worker was driving past at the time when he came across the man dying in the street, and attempted to revive him.
The Scottish Ambulance Service attended, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detective Inspector Ged Fitzpatrick of the Major Investigation Team said: “A major police investigation has been launched and I would like to reassure the community that all efforts are underway to trace the person responsible.
“We would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at or around this time to contact police.
“There will be a visible police presence in the area whilst we continue with enquiries into the incident.”
A woman who lives close to where the man’s body was found, said: “I heard shouting so turned down the volume of the TV. I heard someone say ‘you ******* daftie’.
“I went to bed and heard this massive skid and looked out. There were about seven police cars.
“Police dogs all took off down the street. Then I saw a girl getting into a police car. I don’t know if she’s been arrested.”
The woman said she knew the victim, who she described as a nice man and a father of two daughters.
Stuart Deuchar, 61, owner of Nicoll’s Rosebank Bakery, said police are studying CCTV footage from the shop.
Police command and incident support units have been at the scene all day, with a blue tent erected towards the Law Crescent end of the road.
A major investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death is ongoing.
Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Tayside Division on 101 or speak to any police officer. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.