A major investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at a Peterhead flat.
Police were called to the property on King Street yesterday morning, and confirmed shortly afterwards they were treating his death as suspicious.
The block of flats was sealed off throughout the day, while detectives and forensic teams examined the scene for clues as to what happened to the man.
The victim, is believed to be eastern European, but has not yet been named.
Throughout the day, forensics officers wearing white suits could be seen going in and out of the flat, and at one point they appeared to consult with each other on images taken on a video camera inside. Still images of the street were also taken.
Police also cordoned off a stretch of the road, which cuts through the heart of the town, to all pedestrians and traffic and an officer stood guard.
Two silver vehicles, an Alfa Romeo and Volkswagen, remained parked within the cordon throughout.
An officer was also posted outside a flat opposite a bar on Broad Street in connection with the case.
Last night, a spokeswoman for the force could only confirm that the death was “suspicious” and that the investigation was at an early stage.
She added the man had not yet been formally identified by a family member.
“Police were called to the King Street area at 8am after a male was found deceased,” she said.
“Inquiries are at an early stage but the death is being treated as suspicious. Efforts are being made to trace and inform next of kin.”
Local people had speculated on social media as to the police’s presence on King Street earlier in the day before news broke of the tragic discovery.
One woman said that she hoped it was nothing serious but that it “doesn’t look good”.
“So sad,” another said.
Anyone with information on the incident at King Street is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
Information can be given anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.