A 28-year-old has been charged in connection with an alleged assault that left an Aberdeen dad 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.
A family member of the injured men – who does not want to be named – today told of her shock, saying her dad is “the quietest and most kind man ever”.
The 63-year-old, who is a former chef and father-of-three, lives alone in the area.
He suffered injuries to his head and ears in the alleged assault.
His son fell into a coma following the alleged incident, but is now awake and undergoing treatment for broken bones at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The alleged incident happened at around 7.55pm on Monday.
“We are all feeling how you would expect – just shocked,” said the 63-year-old man’s daughter.
“I was on holiday in Greece at the time it happened and my mum didn’t want to worry me so she didn’t tell me.
“I feel terrible that while I was having a lovely time in Greece, my family was going through all of this.
“My brother is doing better now, he is out of his coma and has broken bones. He will be in ARI for the time being so I’m focusing on my dad.
“His hearing is really bad and who knows if this injury will make it worse? I will be staying with him until he gets his stitches out next week.”
She added: “My dad is the quietest and most kind man ever.
“He knows nearly everyone in Aberdeen, he says hello to everyone in the street – he would give his last penny to anyone who needed it.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said a 28-year-old man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday.
PC Grant Hardie said: “I would like to thank the members of the public who contacted police with information in connection with this inquiry.”