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Deaths of woman and man in Stonehaven not suspicious

Police at scene of deaths
Image caption Police were called to the scene

The deaths of a woman and man in Aberdeenshire are not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Officers were called to the building - believed to be a holiday home - in the Rickarton area of Stonehaven at about 13:30 on Thursday.

Police said a woman aged 24 and man aged 28 were found. Next of kin have been informed.

Det Insp Sam Buchan said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man and woman who have sadly died."

Det Insp Buchan added: "Officers remain at the property and I would like to thank members of the community for their patience whilst our inquiries continue."

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

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