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Man, 33, died after being impaled at Aberdeen yard

Police are investigating whether the death of a man who was found impaled on a fence in Aberdeen was an attempted break-in gone wrong.

James Stewart, 33, from the Tayside area, was discovered at an industrial yard in Greenwell Place on Sunday.

One of his legs had been spiked by a fence.

Grampian Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious. Investigations will include looking at possible CCTV footage.

A Crown Office spokesman later told the BBC Scotland news website Mr Stewart had been due to go on trial at Dundee Sheriff Court on Monday, the day after his death, on charges including assault and drugs allegations.

The spokesman said: "Due to his recent death the case against him is now closed."

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