Family's 'nightmare' as father-of-seven dies days after street attack

Steven Johnson, 50, died in hospital on Tuesday after being assaulted on Sunday evening in Carmelite Lane, Aberdeen.

Family face ‘nightmare’ after father-of-seven dies following street attack on Carmelite Lane, Aberdeen Police Scotland

The family of a man who died in hospital after a street attack in Aberdeen say they are coming to terms with a “nightmare”.

Steven Johnson died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Tuesday after being assaulted on Sunday evening around 11.50pm on Carmelite Lane.

The 50-year-old is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters, who revealed in a statement their “lives will never be the same again”.

Mr Johnson’s family wrote: “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.”

Tributes have been left at Carmelite Lane.

A 45-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the incident, with police stating further enquiries are ongoing.

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.”

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