A man has been charged in connection with the death of a man in Aberdeen .

Officers had launched an investigation after the body of a 56-year-old was found in the Ruthrieston Crescent area at around 5:35am on Saturday morning. 

Police Scotland have now revealed that a 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death.

He is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday 9 December.

Reports will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Inspector Carron McKellar said: "I would like to offer my thanks to the local community and members of the public for their assistance and co-operation in this investigation."

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