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Detectives reviewing death of Lybster man

By David G Scott

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Detectives reviewing the death of a man who went missing in the Lybster area more than six years ago will begin house-to-house enquiries in the area today (Tuesday).

Officers from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team will be focusing on the villages of Lybster and Latheronwheel as they gather information in relation to the death of 25-year-old Stefan Sutherland.

Stefan went missing in Lybster on September 6, 2013, and his body was found on the shoreline at nearby Occumster 11 days later.

Police are stepping up the probe into Stefan Sutherland's death.
Police are stepping up the probe into Stefan Sutherland's death.

Police Scotland began a review of the case last year to address concerns raised by Stefan’s family.

A police spokesperson said that a team of 15 officers will carry out door-to-door enquiries over the coming days as they continue to gather information about Stefan’s death as part of the review.

"People in the local community are urged to come forward with any information they may have," police said.

A mobile police office will be parked in Lybster where people can also speak to officers.

Detective superintendent Graeme Mackie, who is leading the review, said: “We are keen to establish if local residents or anyone who may have visited the area between Friday, September 6, 2013, and Tuesday, September 17, 2013, has information which may assist our inquiry.

“Anyone with information about Stefan’s death is asked to please come forward and speak to officers.

“Stefan was well known in the local community and I would also encourage those who saw him between September 6 and 17, 2013, to contact us."

Anyone with information who lives outwith Lybster and Latheronwheel can contact Police Scotland on 101 and ask for information to be passed to Operation Husten or email SCDHolmesDundee@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Related article: Family of Stefan Sutherland welcome fresh police investigation

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