Family ‘absolutely devastated’ over death of David McGuinness after ‘disturbance’ in Stonehaven | UK News

The family of a father-of-four have said they are “absolutely devastated” after he died following an alleged disturbance in Aberdeenshire.

Emergency services were called to the Broomhill Road area of Stonehaven at around 10.40am on Tuesday.

David McGuinness, 30, from Inverurie, was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, his family said: “David was a much-loved son, partner, brother, uncle and doting father to his four young children.

“He will be sorely missed every day by all who knew him.

“The family are absolutely devastated by what has happened and would like privacy at this difficult time.”

A 50-year-old man has been arrested and charged with assault in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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Detective Inspector James Callander said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of David at this difficult time.

“The family have asked for privacy while they come to terms with this loss.”