The accountant whose head turned up in Scotland’s Firth of Clyde last month –
after he went missing last February – may
have been murdered by criminals involved in fraud fearful he may assist
Ramsay was allegedly abducted by two men claiming to be policeman on 22
February last year.
confirmed yesterday that 51-year-old Ramsay of Glasgow had in fact been twice
interviewed by officers from HM Revenue and Customs, investigating a ‘carousel’
The inquiry showed that Ramsay himself was not guilty of any crime.
Detective Superintendent Willie Prendergast said: ‘What we don’t know is what
interpretation other people put on those interviews.’
Police had scaled down their investigation but efforts have begun afresh,
gearing up for a major inquiry into what they described as ‘an unexplained death
that is being treated at the highest level’.
In January last year, Ramsay was interviewed by customs investigators, who
also searched his family home in Bearsden. This frightened Mr Ramsay, who
allegedly told a friend: ‘I think I could be in trouble – I’m in too deep and
know too much,’ The Scotsman reported.
Police used DNA samples to confirm the head – recovered from the river by a
fishing boat – belonged to the missing accountant.
Prendergast told a press conference yesterday that the skull had been in the
water for ‘many months’ and that police were now seeking the expertise of marine
officials to analyse tidal flows in an attempt to trace any other body parts.
Forensic experts are also set to conduct further tests to establish how the
head came to be separated from the rest of the body.
Said Prendergast: ‘The confirmation that this skull belongs to Andrew Ramsay
is going to cause the people involved in his abduction to sleep uneasily.’
Any person with information, is asked to contact the CID at Helen Street
Police Office on telephone number 0141 532 5436. Alternatively, telephone
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.
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