Man’s body found in Longate

Police were present at Longate and Ellis Street following the discovery of a body at Longate on Monday.
Police were present at Longate and Ellis Street following the discovery of a body at Longate on Monday.

PETERHEAD’S Longate and surrounding streets remain sealed off as police continue investigations into what the Buchanie understands is a murder enquiry.

Grampian Police have confirmed that about 2.35am this morning they attended an address in Longate regarding the death of a man.

Enquiries are at an early stage and the death is meantime being treated as unexplained.

A number of businesses on Longate and Ellis Street were closed on Monday due to the incident, including Ingrams Bakery.

Another firm, The Write Image, was open as usual, despite the front entrances to businesses on Ellis Street being cordoned off by police.

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 regarding this incident is asked to contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.