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Double fire deaths to be reviewed

Derek Youngson
Derek Youngson was 19 years old when he died

A fire which claimed the lives of two men in Fraserburgh in 2006 is to be reviewed, police have said.

Derek Youngson, 19, and Derek Roy, 46, died in the blaze at Kirk Brae on Hogmanay.

A lengthy investigation was carried out but Grampian Police said the full circumstances leading up to the fire remained unclear.

The review is now being launched, and officers appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Det Ch Insp Malcolm Stewart, who is leading the review team, said: "It is good practice and in line with national guidelines to look again at historical cases.

"As a result, we are reviewing this incident and are appealing for anyone with information to contact us.

Derek Roy
Derek Roy also lost his life in the Fraserburgh fire

"We have advised the families of Derek Roy and Derek Youngson of our intentions and we will be working in Fraserburgh starting next week for the duration of the review which may take some time."

The bodies of the two men were found on the top floor of the building, while four other people were rescued from the fire.

Anyone who was in the area on 31 December, 2006, or who may have any information is being urged to get in touch.

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