A family member of an Aberdeen man left fighting for his life after a brutal knife attack in Edinburgh has said she can still “hear the fear in his voice” as he comes to terms with his ordeal.
Peter Stewart and his brother James were allegedly stabbed repeatedly at a block of flats in the Wardiesburn area of the city after travelling to the capital to buy a car.
Police have now arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the incident on April 8, with the teenager due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this week.
Both brothers are now at home after being released from hospital, with Peter only discharged from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary a few days ago.
Although the 43-year-old is back with his family, he is confined to his bed for most of the day given the severity of his injuries.
Speaking last night, Gina Young, 44, the long-term partner of James, said both brothers are still traumatised by their experience.
She said: “James took a bad turn the other day, he just kept saying he wasn’t feeling well – we had to go and see the nurse because his wound had burst completely open.
“They are going to take it on a day-to-day basis, it’s just the trauma both of them went through, Peter’s home now but he’s getting constant flashbacks.
“I spoke to him last night on the phone and you can still hear the fear in his voice. He’s in bed or on the settee for most of the day because he’s in so much pain.
“We have family here and there’s family over at Peter’s – everybody is rallying round them.”
Police said a report in connection with the 16-year-old will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
A spokesman added inquiries into the incident were continuing.
The 16-year-old is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.