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Monday, 18 March, 2002, 13:10 GMT
Police inquiry after woman's death
Grampian Police HQ
Grampian Police officers are under investigation
An external inquiry has been launched into a Scottish police force's handling of events leading up to the death of a woman.

Grampian Police has called in an officer from the neighbouring Tayside force to conduct the inquiry.

It will be conducted by Superintendent Brian Kirk, who will report directly to the regional procurator fiscal.

The move follows the discovery of a 33-year-old woman's body in a flat in the Woodside area of Aberdeen on Sunday morning.

Police procedures

Her death is not being treated as suspicious and no officers have been suspended. .

However, it is understood that an inquiry will be conducted into the actions of Grampian officers before the discovery of the woman's body.

Supt Kirk will investigate whether officers complied with police procedures.

. Grampian Police have refused to say any more about the investigation.

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