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Well behaved Aberdeen revellers praised by police

The good behaviour of the vast majority of tens of thousands of revellers in Aberdeen has been praised by police.

Up to 60,000 people were in the city centre for what is the busiest weekend of the year.

Grampian Police said 20 people were detained, mainly for "relatively minor" incidents.

Among the more serious allegations were assault with a bottle, spitting in a police officer's face, and racial abuse.

'Rightly proud'

Seven men were charged for urinating, and two 15-years-old girls were charged with trying to enter licensed premises with false identification.

Insp Gordon McDonald said: "The vast majority of people were very well behaved.

"Despite the huge number of people in the city centre, many of them enjoying office parties, the number of incidents was in line with any regular weekend.

"Aberdeen is one of the safest cities in the country and the people of the north east can be rightly proud of that."

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