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Police are looking into the death of a young man after his mother confronted the Chief Constable
Kevin McLeod's body was discovered in Wick Harbour, Caithness, in February 1997 after he failed to return home from a night out.
Detectives ruled that the 24-year-old had suffered an accident despite a post-mortem exam finding he suffered internal injuries consistent with a violent attack.
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Mr McLeod's family believe he was murdered and last month his mother called Clyde 2's talk show, Scotland's Talk In, to demand justice for her son.
June McLeod challenged Chief Constable Phil Gormley over the handling of her son's case and he promised to investigate.
Kevin McLeod's body was discovered in Wick Harbour on February 1997
Police Scotland yesterday confirmed that detectives were going to re-examine the case.
Electrician Mr McLeod was about to get married to his childhood sweetheart, psychiatric nurse Emma Sutherland, when he died.
The post-mortem exam revealed a ruptured spleen and torn arteries, and witnesses claimed to have seen him being assaulted in the nightclub.
Detectives ruled he had that the 24-year-old had suffered an accident despite internal injuries
But police ruled out foul play and claimed he had somehow collided with a 3ft bollard, staggered 20ft and fallen into the water.
A fatal accident inquiry failed to rule out foul play and Mr McLeod's relatives accused police of a cover-up.
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A Police Scotland spokesman yesterday said: "Officers from Specialist Crime Division are currently assessing the information relating to the death of Kevin McLeod."
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