Murder inquiry launched after body discovered in Peterhead flat

Police were called to a property on Peterhead’s Longate at around 2.30am on Monday.

Peterhead body discovery December 17 2012
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A murder inquiry has been launched after the body of a man was found at a flat in Peterhead, STV News understands.

Grampian Police were called to a property on Peterhead’s Longate at around 2.30am on Monday where the body of the man was discovered.

Roads around the property have been sealed off while police enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector David Hadden, who is leading the investigation, said: "I realise that police activity in the Longate area will be causing some disruption to local residents.

"Please be reassured that it is our aim to return the street to normality as soon as possible.

"Aberdeenshire divisional staff and other specialist force resources have been deployed in order to bring this to a conclusion. There are in excess of 30 officers and staff working in the area currently.

"I am extremely grateful for the support and understanding being shown by householders and the wider community.

"Thankfully, incidents like this are uncommon in Peterhead and I would like to reassure the public that Grampian Police is fully committed to keeping our local communities safe from crime."

Anyone with information can contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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