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Relatives of road death woman Charlotte Tennant make plea for information

Charlotte Tennant
Image caption Charlotte Tennant's body was found on Saturday morning

Relatives of a young woman found dead on an Aberdeenshire road have appealed for information.

Charlotte Tennant, from Laurencekirk, was discovered north of the town at about 08:00 on Saturday.

Police said the 20-year-old's injuries were consistent with having been hit by a vehicle.

Her family said: "Charlotte was a big part of our family and she will very much remain so in our hearts and thoughts."

They added: "We as a family would ask those people who were travelling on the A90 road between Laurencekirk and Fordoun between 4am and 5am on Saturday to come forward and assist the police with their enquiries.

"We would like to express our thanks to all those friends, work colleagues and family members who have been in contact with us expressing words of comfort and support at this difficult time."

'Special angel'

Det Ch Insp Alex Dowall, who is leading the investigation into the incident, said: "We are continuing our investigation today and have a dedicated team of 30 officers working to piece together the circumstances surrounding Charlotte's death.

"So far, more than 10 people have come forward who were in that area of the A90 on Saturday morning.

"Despite the good response, I would like to reissue an appeal for anyone who was on this stretch of road in the between 4am and 5am to come forward, particularly any heavy goods vehicles who used the route.

"Even if you did not see Charlotte, or don't think you saw anything of significance, you may still hold vital information that could help us find out what happened and I would urge you to come forward immediately."

At the time she was found, Ms Tennant was wearing dark jeans, a white T-shirt, a light blue denim shirt and white trainers.

The victim worked as a care worker and a tribute page has been set up in her memory on a social networking site.

It says she was a "special angel" taken away from her loved ones.

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