A teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a man following a disturbance at a Dundee taxi rank an hour into the new year.
The man was seriously hurt in an alleged attack at a cab queue in Dundee’s Nethergate at around 1.15am on January 1.
Police are still working to identify the victim, who is said to be a man in his 40s or 50s and wearing a “distinctive” Cartier watch studded with gold at the time of his death.
Police tonight confirmed the death is being treated as murder and that a 19-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the incident.
The man was seriously hurt following a disturbance involving a number of people and he was rushed to the city’s Ninewells Hospital where he later died.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Ross Fitzgerald, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Our enquiries remain ongoing and we are urgently appealing for information so we can identify the man who sadly died.
“At the time of the incident he was wearing a two tone light and dark blue Berghaus rain jacket, faded denim jeans and dark brown shoes along with a distinctive silver Cartier watch with gold studs.
“We believe he is aged in his 40s or 50s and he is known to have arrived at the scene of the incident from the area of Whitehall Crescent and Union Street, Dundee.
“I would urge anyone who recognises this description or who has any information that could assist with our enquiry to get in touch with us.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 516 of 1 January or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Locals said there had been a “good atmosphere” in the Nethergate area on Hogmanay – with bars yards from the scene packed with happy revellers.
A disturbance later erupted beside a taxi rank opposite the Trades Bar in Nethergate, where the man was later found fatally injured.