Tayside Police Division have launched an appeal to find a grey-haired man who is believed to have entered the home of an 86-year-old woman before she was found injured last month.
The woman, who lives on Kirkhill Drive in Luncarty, was first brought to the attention of police at 9.30pm on May 28 after family members found her injured in her own home.
She was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where she is still receiving treatment.
Search for white man in his 50s
While the cause of her injuries remains unclear, police are looking to trace anyone who may have attended her address in the days before she was found.
As part of their investigation they are now searching for a man who is understood to have attended the woman’s address in the working days before May 28.
The man is described as being white, in his 50s, with grey stubble and spiky grey hair.
He is believed to have been wearing glasses, a black fleece and dark trousers when he visited the pensioner, and witnesses claim he was carrying a black folder.
Officers believe finding the man may help work out how the woman was injured.
Detective Inspector Marc Lorente from the Specialist Crime Division said: “A significant amount of inquiry has been carried out since this incident was reported and how the woman came to be injured is still unclear.
“Our inquiries are focusing on people who may have been in the Kirkhill Drive area of Luncarty during the week commencing Monday May 24, including the described man.
“The address is at the junction with the main road through Luncarty and we’d ask anyone who noticed any unknown vehicles in the area, at the address or in the vicinity, to get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and reference Operation Jackdrop, or incident 2847 of May 29 2021.
Information can also be submitted anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.