A MURDER inquiry was under way today after a man was found stabbed to death in his own home.
Police were called to the property in Mossgiel Crescent, Dundee, following a report of a man having been injured in an attack.
John Kennedy, 63, had been repeatedly stabbed and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Much of the street, where Mr Kennedy lived, was cordoned off as a police investigation got under way.
Neighbours raised the alarm with police after hearing a late-night disturbance and emergency services rushed to the scene at about 10.20pm yesterday.
A spokeswoman for Tayside Police confirmed investigations were today ongoing into the murder.
Detective Inspector Gary Ogilvie said the force was keen to trace a man “wearing a dark hooded top, with the hood up” who was seen leaving the address around the time of the incident.
Residents were today escorted in and out of the cordoned-off area by officers with police stationed at every entrance to the street.
A separate cordon was visible in front of the house. A forensic examination of the property was being carried out today and door-to-door inquiries were continuing.
Neighbour Kenny Thomson, 35, said he “felt sick” after hearing about the death of Mr Kennedy.
He said: “He’s been there for years. He was a really nice man, didn’t bother people and would always say hello to you.”
Another neighbour, Lorraine Clelland, 49, said: “It’s absolutely shocking. I hope they get whoever did it. He never bothered anybody.”