Police to probe Prestwick murder scene

Police are said to be following a 'positive line of inquiry'.  Picture: Julie Bull

Police are said to be following a 'positive line of inquiry'. Picture: Julie Bull

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POLICE ARE to return to the scene of a murder, two weeks after a man was found dead in his own home.

The body of 60-year-old Arthur Green was found by a family member in his home in Pleasantfield Road, Prestwick, South Ayrshire, on the morning of November 20.

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A murder investigation was launched after a post-mortem examination and police are said to be following a “positive line of inquiry”.

Mr Green was last seen alive at about 10.30pm on November 19 and officers want to trace a number of people who were in Pleasantfield Road around the time of the death.

Officers said the 60-year-old, who used a walking stick, was well-known in the local community.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Boyd said: “We understand that there were people close to Arthur’s address in the Pleasantfield Road area of Prestwick on the evening of Wednesday 19, or the morning of Thursday November 20.

“We would ask that anyone who was nearby, or who may know someone who was, to come forward with any information.

“We can also now say that police are following a positive line of inquiry at this time.

“I am particularly interested to hear from anyone who has seen a medium sized silver or light coloured car which we believe had more than one occupant, which may have been parked in the Pleasantfield Road or Oswald Road area late on Wednesday evening.

“I am keen to speak to the occupants of this vehicle or anyone who may have seen or has knowledge of this vehicle.”

Officers are to carry out extra patrols in the area tonight from 10pm, during the time it is believed Mr Green died, in an attempt to jog the memory of any potential witnesses.

Mr Boyd added: “We have a particular interest in nearby licensed premises and fast food restaurants in the area. If you are usually out and about in the area around that time of night, we would like to hear from you. You may have useful information.

“Information should be passed to the major incident room at Govan on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.”

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