Police were called to an Aberdeen property this afternoon after what was believed to be human bones were found.
A number of officers were seen investigating the scene outside the property near the Co-op on North Deeside Road in Peterculter.
However, the bones were later discovered to belong to an animal and police removed the remains from the scene.
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Sergeant John McOuat said: “We received a call from a member of the public who had found bones.
“Police carried out inquiries and confirmed it was animal bones.
“There are no suspicious circumstances.”