Police have confirmed that a man has died following an incident in Elgin this morning.
Three people – two men and a woman – were allegedly seriously assaulted at Birkenhill Woods.
They were all taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin at about 9am.
An 83-year-old man has since died.
The woman and the other man – both aged 70 – are being treated for injuries that are serious but not thought to be life-threatening.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection.
Detective Inspector Brian Geddes, of the police’s major investigation team, said: “First and foremost, I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone within north-east division when I say my thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected by this tragic incident.”
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 0667 of Oct 21.
Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if they would prefer to remain anonymous.