'Whole town in mourning' after man dies in 'stabbing incident'

Michael Jenkins, from Cumbria, had been in Aberdeenshire for work when he died following a disturbance on Sunday.

Brother says ‘whole town in mourning’ after death of Cumbria man on street in Fraserburgh Police Scotland

The brother of a man who died following an alleged stabbing in Aberdeenshire said there is a “whole town in mourning”.

Michael Jenkins, from Cumbria, died following the incident in Fraserburgh on Sunday.

The 24-year-old had been in the north east town for work when the incident occurred.

Police later confirmed the arrest of a 19-year-old in connection to the death which occurred on Watermill Road.

He has appeared in court charged in connection with Mr Jenkins’ murder.

Mr Jenkins’ brother issued a statement on Wednesday paying tribute, saying he “devoted his time and love to the people he cared for”.

The statement read: “Where to start! I am so grateful that you were such a massive part of my life for so long, I feel honoured and privileged to be able to call you my brother.

“There is a whole town in mourning, and the saddest part of all is you probably didn’t realise how loved you were.

“I’d like to tell people the amazing side of Michael, the lad who devoted his time and love to the people he cared for, he would come running whenever you called his name, he would pick you up when you fell, and he was always there to give you a great big cuddle, whenever you needed one.

“Mike will be missed by so many, a son, a brother, an uncle, a partner, a friend, a grandson, and a friendly smile even to those that didn’t know him.

“Life wasn’t always kind to you Mike, but you showed the world a lot of kindness, fly high my brother, sleep peacefully, don’t forget to leave the light on for me on the other side …

“We all love you.”

Mr Jenkins was found with serious injuries by emergency services and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police urged anyone with information to contact on 101, quoting reference 3282 of June 4, 2023, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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