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Fundraiser for 'loved dad and grandad' who died after Aberdeen 'street attack'

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A fundraiser has been launched to support the family of a dad-of-seven who died after an alleged street attack in Aberdeen.

Steven Johnson, 50, was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following an alleged assault on Carmelite Lane, near Union Square, on Sunday, March 12. Tragically, Steven, who was also a grandad-of-four, died two days later on Tuesday, March 14.

Officers investigating the incident confirmed a 45-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection. Enquiries remain ongoing.

A fundraiser has since been set up in memory of the father and to help his family with the unexpected costs of a funeral. A statement on the GoFundMe page reads: "I wanted to set up this page to help ensure Steven gets the best send off he deserves and to help support his seven children and four young grandchildren, who have all been affected by this loss.

"The whole family are understandably absolutely destroyed. They will always cherish the memories they have made. It's something nobody ever expects to happen to them."

Carmelite Lane in Aberdeen (Image: Google)

In just 18 hours, it has raised over £900. Devastated friends hailed Steven as donations flooded in. Brandon Connon commented: "Hopefully you can give him the best send off top bloke!"

Adrian Milne said: "Here he is, an absolute top bloke. Will be sorely missed by all that had the pleasure to know him. Can't still get this in my head you'll never hit that Massive Double. Rest easy my friend." Natalie North wrote: "I'm utterly devastated and heartbroken."

Yesterday, Steven's said they were living through a "nightmare" as they released a heartbreaking tribute to the "loving father, husband, grandad, brother and uncle".

The statement, released through Police Scotland, reads: "Steven was a loving and amazing father, husband, grandad, brother and uncle. 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 again.

"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."

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 March 12, 2023. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously."

You can donate to the online fundraiser here.

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