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Woman charged with murder of man in Peterhead

Andrew Oates
Image caption Andrew Oates was found dead in Peterhead at the weekend

A 42-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with murder after the death of a man at a house in Peterhead.

The body of Andrew Oates, 44, was discovered in Fairwinds Place in the Aberdeenshire town at the weekend.

Sharon Hollinsworth, from Peterhead, made no plea or declaration when she appeared in private at Peterhead Sheriff Court.

Ms Hollinsworth was also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. She was remanded in custody.

Another woman, 20-year-old Natalie Hollinsworth, was also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

She was remanded in custody.

Both women are expected to appear in court again on 2 November.

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