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27 April 2010, JellyBean @ 6:15 am

Uncovered letter by head of Highland police in 1930s reveals extent of debate and investigation into concerns over Nessie.

The Loch Ness Monster’s existence was “beyond doubt” according to the head of Highland police in a letter he wrote 70 years ago.

The typed note by William Fraser – then the chief constable of Inverness-shire Constabulary – is one of a number of files recently uncovered by the National Archives of Scotland.

In the letter, addressed to the Under Secretary of State at the Scottish Office, Mr Fraser said: “That there is some strange creature in Loch Ness seems now beyond doubt, but that the police have any power to protect it is very doubtful.”

Mr Fraser went on to tell the minister that a London couple Peter Kent and Marion Stirling were determined to catch the monster “dead or alive” and had even fashioned a special weapon to do so.

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