Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Family tribute to “much-loved” twin brother and son who died after Aberdeen flat disturbance

Post Thumbnail

The family of a man who died following an alleged disturbance at an Aberdeen flat has been described as a “much-loved” twin brother and “cherished” son.

Police were called to a property on King Street at around 10.10pm on Sunday January 15.

Aleksejus Zarskus was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries but died four days later.

Yesterday the 42-year-old’s family said: “Aleksejus was a much loved twin brother and uncle to his family in Aberdeen and a cherished son and family member to his relatives in Lithuania.

“He was hard working and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

“We now request that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

Two men aged 30 and 32 were detained at the scene and subsequently arrested and charged over the alleged incident.

They appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

The flats where the incident took place are close to the BP petrol station, and King Street’s junction with Seaton Place.

Detective Inspector Gary Winter, from Police Scotland’s major investigation team, is leading the inquiry into Mr Zarskus’ death.

He has asked anyone who had information, or knew Mr Zarskus, to contact the police.

He said: “This was an isolated and contained incident and at no point was there any threat to any other members of the public.”

At the time, Martin Greig, chairman of the Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership Martin Greig: “The loss of a life is always a great sadness.

“My sympathies are with family and friends.

“An incident like this can impact on the wider community.

“It is deeply distressing for this to happen.

“We are fortunate that we live in a city that is largely peaceful and harmonious.

“We benefit from a strong and community oriented police service.”

Area councillor Jim Noble also described the incident as “very sad” but said it was also unusual in Aberdeen.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]

More from the Press and Journal News team

More from the Press and Journal