Gathering to be held for ‘kind soul’ Steven
The body of 27-year-old offshore worker Steven Donaldson was discovered at the RSPB Loch of Kinnordy nature reserve on the outskirts of Kirriemuir.
Police said that Mr Donaldson had been the victim of a “brutal and sustained attack” and are treating his death as murder.
An event page has been created on Facebook for a vigil, which is set to take place at Aikman Road, Arbroath – Mr Donaldson’s home town – at 6pm today.
In a statement on the page, Faisal Naseem said: “(It is) a week on from the heartbreaking discovery, a loss which is still the cause of numbness, denial and heartache.
“If you can, find the strength and time to gather in support for Steven to help find justice and comfort with others who shared the privilege to have known such a kind soul.”
He added: “I, like many others, can’t accept he has gone and am struggling to grip the idea of anyone hurting our Steven, who was more than just a friend to us all.”
It comes after police were seen going door-to-door at Kirriemuir’s Cortachy Road in a bid to find CCTV footage that could bring his killer to justice. Egnanoss Road still remains closed for the investigation.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent James Smith of the Major Investigation Team, previously called for locals to come forward to aid police.
He said: “Our thoughts and condolences remain with Steven’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
“I’d like to reassure the public that every effort is being made to trace whoever is responsible for his brutal murder. I’d like to thank the public that have come forward so far, however I am convinced the answers to what has happened sit within the communities of Angus.
“Please do not think the police have all the answers. We need information and people to come forward with that information, no matter how small or insignificant it may be.
“There has been significant speculation on social media sites. If you have something that can assist the investigation, please come forward.
“Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or speak to a police officer.
“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or via their anonymous online form.”
Police have a dedicated email address for information — email@example.com. police.uk.
A GATHERING is to be held “to help find justice and comfort” a week after a man was found murdered at an Angus beauty spot.
Egnanoss Road has been closed while the police inquiry into Steven Donaldson’s murder continues.
A police officer stands guard at an address in Kirriemuir, and Steven.