A man who was critically injured in a car crash that killed his partner has been moved back home to the north-east for treatment.
Offshore worker Graeme Digby was taken into intensive care in Tenerife following the accident, which happened in March as he travelled through the tourist resort of Arona with his girlfriend, Lauren Middleton.
The 39-year-old had been visiting the Canary Islands as he prepared to move from his home in Aberdeen to begin a new life with Ms Middleton abroad.
But instead their future together was cut tragically short when the young mother-of-three died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash.
Meanwhile, Mr Digby had to be cut free from the wreckage of their car and was taken to a local hospital with “critical” injuries.
A man who was travelling in the other vehicle was also seriously hurt.
It has now emerged that two months on, Mr Digby has returned home to Aberdeen where he is being treated at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
His family declined to comment last night.
Over the past few weeks, fundraisers have taken place in the north-east to help with Mr Digby’s medical costs, including a special show organised by Aberdeen band Tijuana Suns at Cafe Drummonds.
Tributes poured in for Ms Middleton, 33, who had moved from the north-east to Tenerife several years ago, and had been living in Arona with her three young children – aged two, five and 11.
Many spoke of their devastation that the new life the couple were about to embark upon had been cut so tragically short.
They said Ms Middleton – who was always the “life and soul of the party” – had looked so happy in the months leading up to her death, and described her as a “wonderful mother, daughter and friend”.
She had recently visited Aberdeen to see family and friends and it is understood she was due to return to the north-east later this year to be a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding.
Marc Jones said: “One amazing woman, a lot of broken hearts. She was a very well loved lady by us all.”
Dorothy Collinson said: “A beautiful girl. So funny and such a warm, loving person. RIP my dear friend.”
Margaret Crabb added: “May she now be a shining star.”
Alison Marr said: “Beautiful girl through and through. In shock.”