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Man Killed in Minfua, Alness Named

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Officers investigating the death of a 48-year-old man have released his name, his name is Scott Mitchell from Alness.

Emergency services attended a report of a disturbance in Milnfua around 12.30am on Saturday, 17 June, 2023, where Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old male has been arrested and has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the death.

Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries since the incident was reported and these enquiries are ongoing.

A statement from Scott’s family:

“Scott was a family man, father of two, son, uncle and great uncle to his family and loved by all that knew him.

“The family are devastated at the senseless loss of Scott.

“Scott loved the outdoors and was a keen runner, golfer and cyclist who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Still said:

“This was an isolated incident and there was no risk to the wider public.

“Officers will be carrying out additional patrols in the area and members of the public are encouraged to speak to a police officer if they have any concerns.”

Scott’s family have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.

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