Two men have died after an alleged disturbance at a property in Inverness last night.
Emergency crews raced to a flat in Balloan Road near the Hilton housing estate on Thursday evening around 10pm.
One man has been arrested following the alleged incident as police treat the deaths as 'suspicious'.
Uniform and plain clothed detectives plus ambulances, a doctor and scene of crime officers rushed to the incident and the area was cordoned off.
They were there overnight and forensic examination of the scene was continuing on Friday morning.
At one stage, there were around a dozen vehicles in the vicinity.
Detective Chief Inspector David Hadden, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Enquiries are ongoing and at a very early stage.
“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time. I would like to take this opportunity to stress that there is no threat to the wider community.
"This appears to have been a contained incident, however there will be a significant police presence in the area while our investigation continues. I would like to thank local residents for their patience meantime.
“Anyone with information about this incident, who has not yet spoken to the police, is asked to contact 101 quoting reference number 4347 of 28 May, 2020. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 to remain completely anonymous.”