Aberdeen teenager accused of attempted murder as two more charged

A teenager has appeared in court charged with attempted murder in connection with an alleged attack on police and a break-in at an Aberdeen building depot.

The court appearance follows incidents in the Peterhead, Bridge of Don and Dyce areas on Thursday.

It is alleged a vehicle was stolen from the Charlotte Street area of Peterhead before being used to smash into Gap UK on Denmore Road in Murcar Industrial Estate. Police then allegedly came under attack in Dyce’s Glenhome Gardens, where the vehicle was later found.

Jordan Buchan, 18, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday in relation to incidents in the Peterhead, Bridge of Don and Dyce areas.

Buchan, whose general address was given as Aberdeen, faced an attempted murder charge, three theft by housebreaking charges and one for attempted housebreaking with intent to steal. He also faced two charges of drug possession, two counts of vandalism and one of theft.

Buchan made no plea during the hearing and the case was committed for further examination. He was released on bail.

Meanwhile, two men, aged 29, have also been arrested and charged and were expected to appear in court today in connection with the alleged incidents.

Detective Inspector David Howieson, who has been leading the inquiries, said: “I would like to thank the countless members of the public once again who have been in touch with information.

“Our inquiries are continuing and anyone with information they think could help should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference number 489 of Feb 1, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.”