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Investigation into suspected North Sea oil leak

Arbroath platform Image copyright Repsol Sinopec
Image caption The Arbroath platform is more than 200 miles from Aberdeen

An investigation is being carried out into a suspected North Sea oil leak.

Repsol Sinopec said production had been shut down after a sheen was seen on the sea surface near the Montrose Alpha and Arbroath platforms on Saturday morning, 200km (124 miles) east of Aberdeen.

A spokesman said: "There has been no further evidence of any sheen in the area and the original sheen has now naturally dispersed."

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is being used as part of the probe.

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