Residents asked to check gardens following man’s death

Police have asked residents in Angus to check their gardens for any unusual items following the incident.

Police are calling on residents to check their gardens for any unusual items following the death of a man in Angus.

Police said Frankie Melvin, 34, died after he was involved in an incident in Spitalfield Place in Arbroath at around 6pm on Wednesday.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death.

Following the incident, police have asked people to check their gardens for any unusual items or clothing that does not belong to them.

Detective Inspector Allan Thomson, of Dundee CID, said: “This would appear to have been an isolated incident with no threat to the general public or the wider community.

“An extensive investigation is ongoing and officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area and surrounding streets, as well as searches.

“I would ask anyone who may come across any items in their garden, for example items of clothing which may have been discarded, or any other unusual items that do not belong to them, that they do not touch these but call us immediately as they may be important to our inquiries.

“I would also ask anyone who may have been in the area around 6pm last night and who may have seen anything unusual at or around Newbigging Drive, Spitalfield Place, or surrounding area, to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2702, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.