A 56-year-old dad has died following an alleged incident in a North-east town.
Malcolm Wright was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries following the incident in Peterhead’s Peter Buchan Drive on Thursday but died yesterday.
The family of Mr Wright released a statement and said they were “devastated” by his death.
They said: “As a family we are devastated by the loss of Malcolm, a much-loved father, brother, son and friend to many. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
“We would ask that our privacy is respected at this sad and very difficult time.”
Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond, who has led the investigation, said: “Our thoughts are obviously with Mr Wright’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.
“A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal, however I would still appeal for anyone who was in the Peter Buchan Drive area or surrounding streets during Wednesday evening or the early hours of Thursday morning to come forward if they think they have information which could help. Please contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.
“I would also like to take this opportunity once again to stress that this has been treated as a contained and isolated incident from the outset, and at no point was there any threat to the wider public.”
He added: “I would also like to thank the local community for your cooperation while enquiries were carried out in the area – your patience has been much appreciated.”
Gary Crossan, 30, appeared in private at Peterhead Sheriff Court on Monday accused of assault to severe injury, permanent impairment, danger to life and attempted murder.