Officers remain at the site of an Aberdeen restaurant which has been devastated in a fire.
Police were still at the scene at Carden Place yesterday after a joint probe with the fire service was announced.
A police spokesman confirmed the investigation will take place by both the police and fire service “in due course”.
It comes after a major blaze that ripped through a property in Aberdeen’s west end.
Fire teams were called to the scene of the incident at 70 Carden Place at 2.11am on Monday, December 23.
Eight fire appliances were sent to the property, which housed a number of businesses, and more than 40 firefighters battled the blaze before it was eventually declared fully extinguished shortly after 9pm on the same day.
There were no reported casualties, but the fire completely destroyed much of the premises, which contained the Valentino’s bar and restaurant – formerly Soju and before that, Dizzy’s – in addition to the offices for Lefevre Litigation, Quantum Claims and Bidwells.