Family tribute to Steven Johnson who died in hospital after serious assault in Aberdeen

The family of a dad-of-seven who died in hospital two days after a serious assault have said their "hearts are broken".

Steven Johnson, 50, died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Tuesday following an incident in the city's Carmelite Lane on Sunday.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, his family said: "Steven was a loving and amazing father, husband, grandad, brother and uncle.

"He had so much to live for and so many more memories to make with us all.

"He was one-of-a-kind and our hearts are broken, there are no words.

"He's been taken from his five sons, two daughters and four grandchildren and our lives will never be the same again."

The family thanked all those who have offered "support, kind words and comments".

They added: "We'd appreciate being left to grieve and try to come to terms with this nightmare."

A 45-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Police said an investigation into what happened continues.

Detective Inspector Jamie Sherlock said: "Our investigation has established there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident and I continue to urge anyone who has any information, but hasn't yet spoken to police, to please call us."