A man who was hunted by armed police during two high-profile searches in Aberdeen has been arrested after a house in the city was raided.
The 27-year-old was detained in connection with alleged drugs and assault offences when officers swooped on an address in the Great Northern Road area yesterday morning.
The man had previously eluded police during raids carried out in the Kincorth and Torry areas early last month.
Armed officers carrying riot shields surrounded the Kincorth Land multi-storey flats on April 9 following a tip-off that he was inside.
The day before, 30-40 officers were involved in a major search in the Torry area.
A police spokeswoman said the man arrested yesterday was the suspect in both of the previous operations.
She said: “Police Scotland can confirm that officers attended at an incident at an address in the Great Northern Road area of Aberdeen in connection with attempts to track a man in his 20s who was wanted for various alleged offences.
“A 27-year-old man has been arrested.”
Last night Kincorth, Nigg and Cove councillor Neil Cooney said he was relieved to hear that an arrest had been made.
Mr Cooney said: “This had been raised as an issue at the Nigg Bay community council, only because crime like this is a rarity in our area, and there was a lot of concern amongst the residents.
“I saw the police at the block of flats on Great Northern Road, there was a fair amount of activity, they just about blocked the southbound lanes with all their vehicles.
“I think this arrest justifies all the police activity in searching for him.”
The man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday.