The family of a man who was found badly injured outside his home and later died have issued an appeal for information – seven years on.
Sandy Ingram, 80, was found seriously hurt in the grounds of his home, Elrick House, after going outside to check on two people who had been seen at the rear of the property.
He was found unconscious by his wife Ann and spent several weeks in the high-dependency unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. But he never recovered and died almost a year later on June 2, 2011.
His son Andrew said: “We are still hopeful someone somewhere knows what happened to my father that night.
“The last seven years have been extremely difficult for us as a family without him here to share birthdays, Christmases and anniversaries and even everyday life is difficult as it is always on our minds. “What makes it even harder is that we don’t know what happened to him that night and are still looking for answers.”
Andrew added: “We often thought he was trying to tell us things when he was in hospital but unfortunately the extent of his injuries meant he was unable to speak to us.
“Even if you think the information will not be relevant, please let the police be the judge and don’t hesitate to get in touch. It is never too late.”
At the time, officers appealed for anyone with information about two people who were seen in the grounds of Mr Ingram’s home on the night of June 19 to contact them.
One was described as wearing a light-coloured baseball cap, possibly green in colour, with a dark peak.
The other was described as wearing dark clothing with dark shoulder-length hair.
Detective Inspector Richie Guild, who led the investigation, encouraged anyone with information that could assist with inquiries to contact the police.