Police appeal continues

Brian McKandie was attacked at his home back in March
Brian McKandie was attacked at his home back in March

Police officers investigating the murder a Rothienorman man have again appealed for anyone with information that may assist to get in touch.

Brian McKandie was attacked at his home on Friday 11 or Saturday 12 March and was found dead there on the Saturday.

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith said: “We are now almost three months on from when Mr McKandie was murdered and we would like to repeat our appeals to the public.

“House to house enquiries are almost concluded with over one thousand people seen who live within a few miles of Mr McKandie’s home.

Witnesses saw two males speaking to Brian at his address, who are broadly described as older, possibly 30-50 years old, heavy build (male 1) and younger, possibly 20-30 years old, much thinner build (male 2).

Witnesses also saw a burgundy or maroon coloured ‘boxy’ estate car at the locus, with one of these witnesses describing it having a different shade on the rear passenger side panel.

Detective Chief Inspector Smith added: “It is believed that Mr McKandie may have known his attacker through either friendship, business or through a third party he has been introduced to.”

Police are looking to speak to anyone who was a customer, friend or acquaintance of Brian and have not been seen by the enquiry team, anyone who attended at Mr McKandie’s address on Friday 11 or Saturday, March 12, in particular anyone who may be able to identify the two males as described and anyone who has any information which may assist in identifying anyone bearing malice towards Mr McKandie.