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Appeal after woman suffers serious unexplained head injuries in Elgin

Police have appealed for information after a 44-year-old woman was found with "serious unexplained" head injuries in Elgin.

She was discovered in the Woodside Terrace area at about 05:00 on Thursday.

She was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where she was in a serious condition. Officers have not been able to speak to her to ask what happened.

Police Scotland said it was possible she had been assaulted.

Det Insp Norman Stevenson said: "The woman remains in hospital in a serious condition and our enquiries continue to establish how she came to be injured.

"We are following a number of lines of enquiry one of which is that she may have been assaulted."

He continued: "We understand that the woman was making her way to work and at this time there would have been people about either walking or driving into work.

"In particular we would appeal to anyone who was in the area around 05:00 and may have dash cam footage from their car to contact us.

"We would ask that anyone who was in the Newmill Road, Pansport Road or South Lesmurdie areas of Elgin get in touch with us."

She has fair hair and is of average build. She was wearing a light jacket, blue jeans, and brown boots.

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