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Murdered man CCTV image released

CCTV image of Paddy McDade
Patrick McDade (centre) was spotted on CCTV walking through the town

Police have released a CCTV image of one of the last confirmed sightings of a murdered Big Issue seller.

Patrick McDade, 37, was found dead in his flat in Dundee's Brown Constable Street on Friday.

Police spotted him on CCTV footage walking through the city centre at about 1800 GMT on 17 January but do not know where he went after that.

Detectives investigating the murder of Mr McDade have described the killing as "particularly violent".

Mr McDade, who was known as Paddy, had been selling the Big Issue in Dundee for seven years. His regular spot was outside Marks and Spencer in the Seagate.

Detectives have said he was well-liked and would often help elderly people carry their shopping from the store to the taxi rank.

Patrick McDade
Mr McDade's body was found at his flat on Friday night

The last confirmed sighting of Mr McDade was as he left his pitch and was captured on CCTV walking through the city centre towards the Wellgate Centre.

At that time he was wearing dark clothes and a white woollen hat with a black bobble attached to it.

Det Ch Insp Willie Semple said: ''We don't know where Paddy went after that, who he was with on Saturday night into Sunday morning, or how he got home that night.

"Whilst we are checking through both public and private CCTV footage we would appreciate help from the public in putting together Paddy's last know movements.

"It's not known if he took a bus or taxi from the city centre that evening, or whether he chose to walk back to his flat in Brown Constable Street."

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