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Aberdeen man in court on father and son attack charge

Police at the scene following the incident on Froghall Avenue

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with an incident which left a man with serious head injuries and his son in a coma.

Police officers were called to the incident in Aberdeen’s Froghall Avenue and found two men, aged 63 and 24, with head wounds.

The incident happened at around 7.55pm last Monday.

A family member of the 63-year-old had described her dad, a former chef and father-of-three who lives alone in the area, as “the quietest and most kind man ever”.

He suffered injuries to his head and ears in the incident.

His son fell into a coma following the incident, but has since undergone treatment for broken bones at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after waking up.

James Townsley appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday charged in connection with the matter. The 28-year-old, whose general address was given as Aberdeen, is facing two charges.

He is charged with assault to injury and permanent disfigurement.

He is also facing a charge of assault to severe injury.

During the hearing he made no plea.

The case against him was committed for further examination and he was remanded in custody.

He is expected to appear again within the next week.

After the incident, several properties on the street were cordoned off as police investigated.

During the inquiry, officers had appealed for people to come forward with any information.

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