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Aberdeen councillor Willie Young apologises after Mark McDonald tweet

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An Aberdeen Labour councillor has apologised for tweeting what the SNP had described as hurtful remarks.

Willie Young had accused Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald of using his family as political tools.

Mr McDonald's son has autism and he has campaigned for cinemas and theatres to put on autism-friendly productions.

Mr Young said on Twitter: "Sorry if people found my tweet offensive and apologise for any upset that might have caused."

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