Detectives investigating a murder in Aberdeenshire are appealing for motorists with dashboard mounted cameras who may have been in the area at the time to get in contact.
Police issued the appeal for footage today as the investigation into the death of Brian McKandie continues.
The 67-year-old died after being attacked in his rural bungalow at Badenscoth near the village of Rothienorman on March 11.
Officers discovered his body the following day after a local resident became concerned about his welfare and contacted the police.
Police believe the pensioner was attacked in several rooms in the small two-bedroom property, where he had lived all his life.
They are now trying to trace two men, one aged in his twenties and the other aged in his thirties or forties, seen speaking to the self-employed handyman outside his home at about 5pm on March 11.
Police revealed yesterday that a member of the public had already handed in dash-cam footage, prompting an appeal for other drivers who may have been filming while driving through the area to get in touch.
Detective Chief Inspector Iain Smith said: “We are appealing to anyone who has been in the Rothienorman area Friday into Saturday who may have dashboard camera footage to come forward as this may assist us with our enquiries.
“While they may not necessarily think it is beneficial or relevant let us make that judgement, it may assist us.
“A member of the public has already come forward with dash cam footage and we are grateful for the response from the public. We would appeal to others to do so.”
Mr McKandie’s sudden death has sent shockwaves through the local community.
Many local residents spoke of their shock and the police have said there is no apparent motive behind his murder.
Mr McKandie’s relatives paid tribute to the car mechanic earlier this week.
They said in a statement: “Brian was a dearly beloved brother of William, Margaret and the late Elizabeth, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.
“He was a genial sort of chap with a dry sense of humour.
“He was hard-working and very dedicated to his business.
“We have been shocked by the recent events and would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”
Anyone with information that can assist police is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, to remain anonymous.