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Man charged over attempted murder in Peterhead

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Image caption Police said the incident happened in the Peter Buchan Drive area

A man has been charged in connection with an attempted murder and assault in Peterhead.

The incident is believed to have taken place on Wednesday night in the Peter Buchan Drive area.

A 56-year-old man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries following the incident. He remains in hospital.

The 30-year-old man is expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court on Monday.

Det Insp Stewart Drummond, who is leading the investigation, said: "I'd like to thank the public for their patience while we have carried out our inquiries into this incident.

"This was an isolated incident and I'd like to reassure the community that there was no wider threat to the public."

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