Tribute to rail worker as man charged with murder

Clifford Anderson, 60, died in hospital after being found injured at a house in Aberdeen.

Tribute to rail worker as man charged with murder Police Scotland
Murder probe: Clifford Anderson.

A family has paid tribute to a “happy and friendly” man who was allegedly murdered in Aberdeen.

Clifford Anderson was found injured at a house on Jasmine Terrace on Sunday morning.

The 60-year-old was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he later died.

A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection with murder and is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Mr Anderson’s relatives said they have been left “shocked” by his death and said he will be “sorely missed by all”.

A statement read: “Cliff was a dearly beloved son of the late Ronald and Iris, a brother of Elaine and Iain, uncle and a friend to many. He will be sorely missed by all.

“Cliff was a happy, friendly person and a keen darts player. He was hard-working and dedicated to his job with ScotRail where he had been employed for over 30 years.

“We have been shocked by the recent events and it is obviously an extremely difficult time for us as a family. We would ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

Detective inspector Gary Winter said: “My thoughts are with Cliff’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. 

“There will be a significant police presence and activity in the area whilst we carry out our investigation into this incident. This would appear to have be an isolated incident and there was no wider threat to the local community.

“Anyone who heard or saw anything in the area is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 1418 of August 23.”