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Taps appeal over Aberdeenshire pensioner's injury

Sandy Ingram
Image caption Sandy Ingram was found injured at the weekend

Police investigating how a pensioner was badly injured have appealed for information about missing taps removed from the grounds of his home.

Sandy Ingram, 79, who lives in a remote location in Newmachar, was found lying in his garden with head injuries.

He had gone to investigate a sighting of two men in the grounds of his home on Saturday night.

Grampian Police said a large number of kitchen and bathroom taps had been removed from the grounds of his home.

They are believed to have gone missing in the 10 days leading up to Mr Ingram being injured.

Det Insp Richie Guild, who is leading the enquiry, said: "We are very keen to talk to anyone who has been offered these taps or to anyone who has bought a large number of taps in the last couple of weeks.

"At this stage there is nothing to suggest the two incidents are linked, but it is important we trace whoever has taken these taps."

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