Tayside and Central Scotland

John McMurchie described as 'loving family man' by relatives

The family of a 50-year-old man, who died after being found with serious wounds in a Dundee street, have said no words can express their loss.

John McMurchie from Errol in Perthshire was found fatally injured in the city's Whitfield area in the early hours of Sunday, but died later.

In a statement his family said: "He was loving and very much-loved by all of his family."

A 63-year-old man has been arrested as part of the investigation.

In a statement issued by the police, Mr McMurchie's family said: ''As a husband, brother, father to five and grandfather to two, as well as an uncle, John was loving and very much-loved by all of his family.

"No words can express the loss that we feel at him being taken from us so suddenly.

''John had a terrific personality and was very much a larger than life character that was happy to be the life and soul of the party."

Last movements

Tayside Police have renewed their public appeal for help in tracing the last movements of Mr McMurchie.

A post mortem is being carried out to help establish the circumstances of his death.

Police have cordoned off the area in Fintry Terrace where Mr McMurchie was found, as well as a house in Murrayfield Gardens, which is of interest to their inquiry.

Full forensic examinations are continuing at both locations and house to house inquiries are ongoing.

Det Insp Bobby Dow, the senior investigating officer, said: "We know that Mr McMurchie was at an address in Murrayfield Gardens prior to being found seriously injured in Fintry Terrace.

"It's believed he left that address shortly after 3.30am.

''We want to establish his movements between leaving that address and then being discovered about half an hour later and we are aware that people were in the area at the time."