27 05 2008

Hunt on for killer of disabled man in street
by Deborah Anderson
Evening Times

25 May 2008


Police are trying to piece together the final hours of a disabled man killed in a street attack.

Martin Broadley, 48, of Princes Court, Ayr, was discovered in the town’s James Street at 11.30pm on Friday.

Murder squad detectives are studying CCTV footage in a bid to establish what happened and have appealed for witnesses as they try to establish his final movements.

Police said he was found with serious injuries. He was taken to hospital, but died a short time later.

Mr Broadley, who walked with a stick, was believed to have been involved in an “altercation” shortly before he was found.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was around at the time and are trawling CCTV images in a bid for clues.

Detectives carried out extensive inquiries at the scene which was cordoned off late on Friday and today urged anyone with information to contact them.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter McPike, who is leading the investigation, said: “Officers are continuing to study CCTV footage and carry out inquiries. We are keen to establish Mr Broadley’s movements.

“We believe he was in the area of Mill Street and Turners Bridge, Ayr, shortly after 10pm.”

“Someone must have seen him as he made his way from there to the area of Victoria and James Street, where we believe he was involved in an altercation about 11pm.

“There were a number of people in these areas that night who may hold vital information.”

The force said Mr Broadley was wearing a black leather jacket with a white stripe up both sleeves and across the back.

Anyone with info is urged to contact Ayr CID on 01292 664181 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.




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