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Mastrick murder victim named as Robert Reid

Scene in Mastrick Image copyright NEWSLINE MEDIA
Image caption Arnage Place was cordoned off

Police Scotland have named a man whose death in Aberdeen is being treated as murder.

Robert Reid, 26, was found dead after the emergency services were called to Arnage Place in the Mastrick area at about 05:00.

Officers said no-one was in custody but that the public should not be concerned about the person who may have been involved.

Officers were said to be following a positive line of inquiry.

Det Insp Gary Winter, who is leading the investigation, said: "Firstly, our thoughts are with Robert's family who are still coming to terms with his death. There's no doubt that this incident will cause concern within the community, however I would like to stress that we are treating this as an isolated and contained matter.

"I would also like to thank the public for their patience while this incident is being dealt with.

"There will be a visible police presence in the area as we continue with our inquiries, including house to house, CCTV and forensic examination and I would again ask for the public's patience.

"Our investigation is still at an early stage and I would urge anyone with information to contact police."