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Man arrested after death of woman in Aberdeen

Police at scene

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Aberdeen.

Emergency services were called to an address in Clifton Road at about 04:30 where the 59-year-old woman was found dead.

Police Scotland said the death appeared to be a "contained incident" and that there was no threat to the wider community.

Officers remain at the scene and a cordon has been put in place around the property.

Det Insp Gary Winter, of Police Scotland's major investigation team, said: "Inquiries are ongoing and at a very early stage.

"I would like to take this opportunity to stress that there is no threat to the wider community. This appears to have been a contained incident."

He added: "There will be a significant police presence in the area while our investigation continues. I would like to thank local residents for your patience meantime."

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