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Former Grampian Police officer Ian Paterson in 'assault probe'

A former senior Grampian Police officer who is now with an Aberdeen charity is being investigated by his former force over allegations of assault.

Ian Paterson retired from Grampian Police and became chief executive of the Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (Acvo).

A force spokesperson said they were making inquiries into allegations reported to them by Acvo.

Acvo said Mr Paterson in on "extended leave".

An Acvo spokesman added: "During this period a group of Acvo directors will be considering concerns regarding the management of Acvo."

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