Tributes paid to Aberdeen cyclist killed in lorry crash

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THE cyclist who was killed after being struck by a lorry at a busy roundabout in Aberdeen on Tuesday has been named as 40 year-old Michael Robertson from Aberdeen.

Mr Robertson was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident on Tuesday night on Anderson Drive.

His grieving family said in a statement, issued by Grampian Police: “We are devastated by the loss of Michael, who was a warm, loving and generous person and a much-loved brother, son and uncle.

“Michael worked in the IT industry, where he was highly valued by his colleagues, and was a lifelong Aberdeen Football Club fan. He was also an avid sportsman and enjoyed keeping active. He was devoted to his family, and is survived by his mother, brother and sister-in-law and nieces.”

The statement continued: “We now have to begin the incredibly difficult task of trying to come to terms with his loss. Michael will be hugely missed and we would appreciate privacy while we mourn.”