Three charged after man found dead in North-east property

Three men have been charged over the death of a man in a North-east town.

Police launched a murder investigation after Gary Clampett, 39, was discovered within a property in Fraserburgh’s Fernie Place following a “large-scale disturbance” on Sunday.

The men, aged 31, 39 and 45, were expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today.

Detective Inspector Gary Winter, from the Police Scotland major investigation team, who is leading the inquiry, said: “I would like to thank the members of the public who have assisted with our investigation so far.

“I would also like to thank the local community for your continued patience.

“Our inquiries are still ongoing and a strong police presence will remain in the area while these
are carried out.

“I would urge anyone who has information they think could assist to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.”

Police had been called to the scene on Sunday at around 4am following reports of a fight.

Residents were ordered to stay indoors for much of the day as forensics experts examined the scene.

Police announced yesterday they would be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area to assure the community it was an “isolated” incident – while also hoping to gather more information.

Inspector Kevin Goldie, who is based in Fraserburgh, said: “We are providing a bit of reassurance to the community following the incident at Fernie Place.

“We will have a team of house-to-house officers out this evening and over the next couple of days.

“It is an opportunity for people who have concerns or who have information about the incident to speak to them.”