Three men charged

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Three men, aged 19, 23 and 25, have been charged in connection with an alleged serious assault in the Market Place area of Inverurie in the early hours of Sunday, May 29.

The men, who are local, are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today (Friday June 3).

Officers are still investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Investigating Officer Constable Kevin Ritchie, from the Divisional Alcohol Violence Reduction Unit based at Inverurie, said: “Thank you to the public who have provided information to us so far. We are still following up further lines of enquiries, and I would like to appeal to anyone who has any knowledge which could assist to contact the Police.”

He added: “Assaults and violence of any nature can have a significant impact on the life of the victim as well as a negative impact on the reputation of cities, towns and villages. It will not be tolerated.”

Contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

North East Division recently launched Operation PINE aimed at tackling violent crime. More than 300 arrests have already been made and the operation continues to target individuals involved in violent crime.