Man, 64, re­ported in probe into al­leged at­tempted mur­der

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and 10pm on a Sun­day.

“Given the assess­ment that has been made, this may be a stand­alone ser­vice or an ex­ist­ing ser­vice and there are a num­ber of op­tions which of­fi­cers could ten­der for.”

But, the coun­cil’s of­fi­cers ruled out in­tro­duc­ing coun­cil­backed buses in Footdee and the beach, Lower Dee­side, Leg­gart and the air­port/ Dyce Sta­tion.

There have been no buses to the beach and Footdee in the evenings for a “con­sid­er­able pe­riod” of time.

But the re­port said most res­i­dents in the beach area are within a “rea­son­able walk­ing dis­tance” to a bus ser­vice with “only Footdee” a “con­sid­er­able dis­tance”.

Mr Cor­mack said: “The pop­u­la­tion of Footdee is small and the level of de­mand would not sub­stan­ti­ate the cost of a sup­ported ser­vice where the sub­sidy per pas­sen­ger would be ex­tremely high. As such it is rec­om­mended that no fur­ther ac­tion is taken.”

Lower Dee­side and Leg­gart have been ruled out for as­sis­tance as there is al­ready a com­mu­nity trans­port dial-a-bus ser­vice in those ar­eas for peo­ple with mo­bil­ity prob­lems. At the air­port, the ser­vice 80, run by Stage­coach North, was with­drawn due to low use but of­fi­cers said there are al­ter­na­tives to get to the air­port and Kirkhill In­dus­trial Es­tate.

A First Aberdeen spokesman said: “We are pleased that this coun­cil re­port says the ma­jor­ity of the city is served to a “sat­is­fac­tory level” by com­mer­cial bus ser­vices.

“First Aberdeen has faced chal­lenges in seek­ing to op­er­ate sus­tain­able com­mer­cial ser­vices on some of these routes due to low cus­tomer num­bers and ris­ing costs.

“We are al­ways will­ing to as­sist the city coun­cil wher­ever pos­si­ble to de­liver public trans­port and close the gaps iden­ti­fied in the re­port.”

Po­lice were called to Sin­clair Road.

Con­cerned by the time it has taken to get here


GONE: The Kingswells X40 ser­vice was with­drawn.

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