Scottish election 2021: Man charged over alleged candidate threats

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Fergus Mutch is the Aberdeenshire West SNP candidate

A man has been charged over alleged threats made to a Scottish election candidate in Aberdeenshire.

The incident, involving Aberdeenshire West SNP candidate Fergus Mutch, allegedly happened in Aboyne on Friday 2 April.

Police Scotland said in a statement: "A 66-year-old man has been charged in connection with threatening comments made towards a man."

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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