The Herald

Man in custody after disturbanc­e at party


A MAN is in custody after allegedly stabbing a fellow Christmas party-goer.

Police said they were called to a top floor flat in the Aberdeen suburb of Peterculte­r in the early hours of Christmas Day amid reports of a disturbanc­e at a house party.

A man in his 50s was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance. There was no statement on his condition.

Officers said another man has been detained in connection with the incident.

Two police officers stood guard outside the block of flats in Johnston Gardens yesterday as investigat­ions continued.

One elderly neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said she had slept right through the early morning disturbanc­e.

She said: “I didn’t hear anything but I went out for my morning paper and noticed the police were here.

“They’ve been here all day, going in and out the flat.”

Forensic teams also attended at the property yesterday. A police spokesman said: “There were reports of a disturbanc­e at a property in Peterculte­r where it was alleged there had been an assault.

“A male has been detained in connection with the incident. Inquiries are ongoing.”

Meanwhile, two men have been charged in connection with the death of a 19-yearold man outside a working men’s club in Northumber­land on Christmas Eve.

Owen Kerry died after an incident outside Cramlingto­n Workmen’s Club in the town where he lived at around 10.30pm.

Mr Kerry was treated at the scene and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, but died there.

Lyndsey Harper, 36, of Annitsford, and Brian Cahill, 35, of Dudley, both North Tyneside, will appear before magistrate­s sitting at Newcastle Crown Court charged with murder today.

Mr Kerry’s family said he would be “dearly and sadly missed”.

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