Police investigating how a man found on the street after a Christmas night out in Aberdeen sustained horror injuries have found “no evidence of criminality”.
Greg Houghton, 25, had been on a Christmas night out with work mates on Saturday, December 23, but was found with serious head and facial injuries in the early hours of the morning.
He was discovered lying on the ground outside the Bread Maker on Rosemount Viaduct, around five hours after he left pals at city centre nightclub Vogue on Chapel Street.
Greg was put into an induced coma following the incident, but police looking into what happened have uncovered “no evidence of criminality”.
Police investigating the circumstances traced a group of 10 men who had been seen with Greg in Skene Terrace.
Detective Inspector Richie Guild said: “Extensive inquiries have been ongoing to establish the exact circumstances which led to Mr Houghton being injured that night, with a number of people spoken to.
“I would like to thank all those who have provided information so far for their help.
“As a result of these inquiries which have included extensively reviewing CCTV, the men – most of whom are known personally to Mr Houghton – have been traced with no evidence of criminality established.
“We will continue to act on any information provided to us and I would ask anyone who thinks they can help to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident no. 1323 of Dec 23.”
Greg’s family previously said he suffered multiple fractures to his skull, bruising on the brain at one side, and underwent emergency surgery for bleeding on the brain at the other side.
They described his face as “a mess with a huge swollen black eye”.