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Arrests in Bulgaria over paintings stolen from Strathdon in 2001

Two people have been arrested in Bulgaria over the alleged theft of paintings in Aberdeenshire 15 years ago.

The two paintings were reported stolen from the grounds of Candacraig House, Strathdon, in July 2001.

Police Scotland said a 60-year-old woman and 66-year-old man were both arrested in the Burgas region of Bulgaria on 26 May.

They are now expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

The arrests were carried out by police in Bulgaria after Police Scotland was granted a European Arrest Warrant.

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