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Man's death 'linked to Elgin disturbance'

Elgin police probe scene [Pic: Newsline Scotland]
Image caption Police have launched an investigation in Elgin

The "suspicious" death of a man in Elgin is believed to be linked to a disturbance in the town.

The Grampian force said its officers were called to an incident involving a number of people in the Lesmurdie Road area in the early hours of Thursday.

Police are investigating the death of the man in his 30s who arrived at Dr Gray's Hospital at about 0330 BST.

The force said it thought the incidents were linked and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A section of the road has been cordoned off so the scene of the disturbance can be examined.

'Swift conclusion'

Det Supt Campbell Thomson said: "We are appealing for anyone who might have information which could help us identify and trace those responsible.

"We know that there was a disturbance in the Lesmurdie Road area of Elgin in the early hours involving a group of people.

"We are dealing with a complex and dynamic enquiry at a number of different locations involving around 50 officers."

He added: "Scenes of crime officers are working to gather any potential evidence and teams of officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries.

"High-visibility patrols will also be deployed and I would like to reassure the public that we are working very hard to bring this enquiry to a swift conclusion."

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