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Man arrested in connection with death of man in Leachhkin Hill Road, Inverness

Police Scotland can confirm that a 65-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of another man in Inverness.

Officers were called to a report of a disturbance in Leachhkin Hill Road around 6pm on Monday, 17 August, 2020.

Emergency services attended and a 55-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are treating the incident as a suspicious death following a post mortem examination.

The man who died can now be named as John Birrell and his relatives are aware.

The 65-year-old man is due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court tomorrow (Wednesday, 19 August, 2020).

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.



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