Police appeal for information following Cullen incident

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Officers are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision and subsequent disturbance on the A98 in Cullen yesterday, Saturday 8 September.

The collision occurred at around 4.30pm and involved a number of vehicles, including motorbikes. Subsequently a disturbance took place during which a number of people were assaulted.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident so far.

Inspector Neil Campbell said: “This was an isolated albeit concerning incident given the time and location it occurred, as well as the number of people and vehicles involved. I want to assure the public that this type of behaviour – which is certainly not common for the area – will not be tolerated. A small number of people sustained injuries however none life threatening.

“Enquiries are still ongoing to identify all those involved and I am looking to hear from anyone who would have been travelling along the A98 between Banff and Buckie around this time and who thinks they witnessed the collision itself or the disturbance.  I am especially keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of what happened, or who captured the incident immediately before or after, in the vicinity of Cullen on the A98.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101 using incident number 2911 of Sep 8 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if they wish to remain anonymous.”

The A98 west approach into Cullen was closed yesterday to allow enquiries to be carried out and remains so. Local diversions are in place and the Police would like to thank the public for their patience.