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Four men arrested after Elgin disturbance death

Stephen Johnston
Image caption Stephen Johnston died in hospital on Thursday after the disturbance

Four men have been arrested in connection with a disturbance in Elgin which led to the death of a local man.

Stephen Johnston, 37, died in hospital in the early hours of Thursday after the incident in Lesmurdie Road.

The men, aged 20, 22 and two aged 25, have been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection the disturbance as well as a serious assault in Blackburn on Wednesday evening.

They were expected to appear at Elgin Sheriff Court.

A large area around Lesmurdie Road was cordoned off for forensic examinations to take place.

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