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Grampian Police officer on indecent child image charges

A Grampian Police officer has been suspended and is facing court charges relating to indecent images of children, it has emerged.

Neil Shand, 48, appeared on petition at Banff Sheriff Court on 28 January.

He was charged with possessing an indecent photo and taking an indecent photo.

The Crown Office said he made no plea or declaration and was released on bail when he appeared in court. A further appearance has still to be confirmed.

A Grampian Police spokesperson said: "The force will undertake a misconduct investigation at the conclusion of criminal proceedings.

"As the proceedings are live, Grampian Police can make no further comment."

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