Taxi driver sought in death probe

Police are searching for a taxi driver who dropped off a man later found dead in a river.

Officers believe the man, who has not been formally identified, was picked up in Broughty Ferry near Dundee on Saturday night and taken to Carnoustie, Angus.

His body was recovered from the Barry Burn in Carnoustie at around 12.40pm the following day.

His death is being treated as unexplained and there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Detective Inspector Ray Birnie said: “We need to confirm the last movements of the man and we need to speak to a taxi driver who we believe picked the man up at 11.13pm on Saturday 15 December in Fort Street/Brook Street in Broughty Ferry and dropped him off in Carnoustie.

“The taxi was a black people carrier style vehicle, with a sliding rear door and an orange light on the roof.

“If this was you, or you know the identity of the taxi driver, then we need to speak to you urgently.

“Please get in touch with us on 101 quoting reference 1960 of 16 December.”

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