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Man charged over alleged coughing incident

A 60-year-old man has been charged in relation to an alleged coughing incident in Aberdeenshire.

Police said it was reported in a car park in the Burn Lane area of Inverurie on Wednesday morning.

Police Scotland said the man allegedly deliberately coughed at another man following an argument.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme work halted

Aberdeenshire Council has announced that work on the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme will be halted due to coronavirus guidelines.

A review took place on the site to make sure it was secure and all necessary flood protection measures were in place before the decision was taken.

The council’s principal engineer Rachel Kennedy said: “Whilst we would like to see the scheme progress, we fully accept that the safety of residents in Stonehaven as well as those working to protect the local community must come first.”

A number has been set up for residents to report any emergencies during this time on 07867 193124. Questions can also be emailed to

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