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Man left unconscious after serious assault near harbour

Police were called to the scene in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, on Wednesday night.

Stonehaven: Emergency services called to scene at 7pm.
Stonehaven: Emergency services called to scene at 7pm. Gary Cruden

A man has been left unconscious and seriously injured after an attack near a harbour in Aberdeenshire.

Emergency services were called to Stonehaven at around 7pm on Wednesday following reports of an incident.

The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where a Police Scotland spokesman said on Wednesday night he remained unconscious.

Officers urged people to stay away from a stretch of the High Street between Dunnottar Avenue down to the harbour.

It was closed off while inquiries are made.

A spokesman for the force said: "The area has been closed off by police to allow for enquiries to be carried out into a serious incident whereby a male was injured during an assault."

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident has been urged to phone 101 and quote incident 3601 of May 16.

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