A police dog handler has appeared in court in connection to his alleged involvement in a crash that led to the death of his Labrador.
George Shearer, 48, made no plea when he appeared in Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
He is charged with causing severe physical injury to another person by dangerous driving, theft, possession of drugs, and being concerned in the supply of drugs.
Shearer had been on duty with two police dogs in his van when he was involved in a collision with a car on the A90 Aberdeen to Peterhead road, near Hatton, in February 2017.
Shearer will appear again in court at a later date.