Published: 04/08/2014 09:53 - Updated: 04/08/2014 10:04

Two due in court following Keith fire

police scotland logoTWO men are due to appear in court today (Monday), charged in connection with a fire in Keith in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called following reports of a bin fire in Coopers Lane West, at its junction with Mid Street, just after 2.25am.

Police confirmed that two 18-year-olds have been charged and are expected to appear from custody at Elgin Sheriff Court today.

"Police Scotland can also confirm that during the evacuation of residential flats in Mid Street during the incident, a 62-year-old female became unwell and later died in hospital.

"The death is meantime being treated as unexplained and enquiries into the circumstances are on-going," a spokesperson said.

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