Puzzle over Haddington man’s death

Brian Bathgate

Brian Bathgate

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Detectives investigating the suspicious death of a Haddington man say there have been “developments” in the 10-month probe.

Father-of-four Brian Bathgate was found with stab wounds at his Barney Mains Farm cottage, on the outskirts of Haddington, last year.

There has been growing speculation in the media about the circumstances surrounding his death, with one national newspaper claiming an arrest is imminent.

Forensic experts have been trying to determine if the wounds were self-inflicted, an accident or murder.

A detective has confirmed that there have been “developments” in the case, although the force’s official line is that enquiries are ongoing.

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