Two people were taken to hospital following a crash involving a motorbike and sidecar on a north-east road.
The collision, which also involved a white Peugeot Partner Van, happened on the B974 between Fettercairn and Banchory at around 2.20pm yesterday.
The 68-year-old male rider of the Moto Guzzi motorbike and the 67-year-old female passenger were both taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
The 60-year-old van driver was uninjured.
Anyone who was in the area at the time, or might have dash cam footage, is asked to contact Police Scotland.
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Sergeant Peter Henderson, from the North East Road Policing Unit, said: “An investigation into this collision is now underway.
“I appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to please come forward.
“This is also a request for anyone who was in the area and might have dash cam footage.
“Anyone with information should contact Police on 101 quoting incident 1866 of March 11.”