A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of a “dearly beloved” Aberdeen man.
Rail worker Clifford Anderson was found badly injured in Jasmine Terrace, off King Street, on Sunday morning.
The 60-year-old was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but died from his injuries later that day.
Yesterday police confirmed his death was being treated as murder, and that a 26-year-old man has been charged in connection.
He is expected to appear in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
Mr Anderson’s family released a statement in tribute to him last night describing him as: “A dearly beloved son of the late Ronald and Iris, a brother of Elaine and Iain, uncle and a friend to many.”
They wrote: “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.”
Police first arrived in Jasmine Terrace at around 10am on Sunday, quickly sealing it off to prevent access for vehicles or pedestrians.
Forensic examiners wearing white suits were seen entering one of the properties, and officers were again conducting investigations yesterday, appearing to scour the area for potential evidence.
Members of the public have been told to expect a “significant” presence as inquiries into the alleged murder continue.
Detective Inspector Gary Winter, from the major investigation team, 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 while 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.”
Ann Joss, chairwoman of the Aberdeen 1 branch of union RMT, wrote online: “Last night we had more bad news that one of our members was the victim of an attack yesterday and later died in hospital.
“For someone to lose their life in such dreadful circumstances is truly saddening.
“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of Clifford Anderson.”
Police have issued an appeal for information surrounding Mr Anderson’s death.
Anyone who saw or heard anything which may help their investigation is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 1418 of Sunday, August 23.