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Appeal issued over body in Aberdeen river

Scene of body find
Image caption The man's body was recovered from the River Dee on Sunday

Police have issued an appeal for information to help identify an elderly man whose body was recovered from the River Dee in Aberdeen.

The man's body was found on Sunday morning in the Garthdee area of the city.

He had a hearing aid in his left ear, two copper bangles on his right wrist, and the tip of his pinkie finger was missing from his left hand.

Grampian Police said the death was being treated as "unexplained".

The man was wearing a purple jersey, tartan checked shirt and dark trousers.

A spokesman said: "I would ask that if anyone recognises the description of this man or saw a man matching this description prior to this to contact us.

"I would also ask any residents living in the vicinity of the river who may have noticed any vehicles left unattended overnight recently to come forward with information.

"I'd also ask friends or relatives of elderly people who live alone or in supported accommodation and who match the description to check on their welfare."

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