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Police plea following Kemnay Christmas meat theft

Police have appealed for information after thousands of pounds worth of meat for Christmas dinner tables was stolen from an Aberdeenshire butchers.

Meat worth about £3,000 and a four-figure sum of money were taken from J and G Collie in Kemnay's St Brydes Road.

Graham Collie, who runs the business, said it was a "nasty" crime as Christmas orders had been stolen.

It is believed to have happened between 22:00 on Thursday and 05:00.

Mr Collie said a range of poultry, beef, lamb and venison was taken.

Pc Darren Cochrane, of Grampian Police, appealed for anyone in the area at the time to come forward with information.

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