STEVEN DONALDSON MURDER: Detective describes brutal killing as among the worst he has ever seen

A senior detective involved in the Steven Donaldson murder investigation has described the crime as among the worst he has ever seen.

DCI Andy Patrick, left, has told of the investigation into Steven Donaldson’s death.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Patrick, of Police Scotland’s North Major Investigation Team, said: “Having worked in Police Scotland for a number of years, it’s right up there with the worst I’ve seen.”

DCI Patrick said the fact the “frenzied attack” happened across two locations added an extra element of heartlessness.

Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson, both 24, have been found guilty of murdering the 27-year-old Arbroath oil worker in Kirriemuir in June 2018.

Co-accused Tasmin Glass, 20, was found guilty of culpable homicide.

DCI Patrick added: “We’re pleased with the guilty verdicts. Our thoughts are with Steven’s friends and family who’ve shown great bravery and dignity. We also thank the community in Angus who assisted the investigation.”

In Saturday’s Courier: The full story of a murder that shocked a community