Man who died following an alleged assault in city centre named by police

Police have named the 50-year-old man who died following the incident on Carmelite Lane as Steven Johnson.

Mr. Johnson died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Tuesday March 14, following an alleged assault on Sunday March 12. 

A 45-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, and enquiries are ongoing. 

The family of Steven said he was "a loving and amazing father, husband, grandad, brother and uncle.

They said in a statement: "He had so much to live for and so many more memories to make with us all. He was one-of-a-kind and our hearts are broken, there are no words.

"He's been taken from his five sons, two daughters and four grandchildren and our lives will never be the same.

"All his family would like to thank everyone for their support, kind words and comments. We'd appreciate being left to grieve and try to come to terms with this nightmare." 

Police are aware there were several people in the area at the time of the incident, and have urged them to come forward. 

Detective Inspector Jamie Sherlock said: "Our investigation has established there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident and I continue to urge anyone who has any information but hasn't yet spoken to police, to please call us on 101, quoting incident number 3471 of 12 March, 2023.

"Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously."



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