Man, 23, detained over 'murder' of pensioner last year


A man has been detained by police investigating the alleged murder of a pensioner in Aberdeenshire almost a year ago.

Brian McKandie, 67, was found dead at his Fairview Cottages home in Badenscoth, Rothienorman, on Saturday March 12 last year.

Police Scotland said a 23-year-old man has been detained and is assisting officers with their inquiries.

Earlier this week, the force reiterated an appeal for information over the death of the self-employed mechanic.