Following the conviction of Gary Crossan at the High Court in Aberdeen today (Tuesday October 10, 2017) for the murder of Malcolm Wright at Peter Buchan Drive, Peterhead, on January 26, 2017, Police Scotland has issued the following statement -
Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond, who led enquiries at the time, said: "We welcome the conviction of Gary Crossan today for the brutal murder of Mr Wright within his own home in Peterhead earlier this year.
"Crossan launched a horrific attack on his victim, causing injuries so severe that he would spend his final days in intensive care and never recover.
"From the outset Crossan went to great lengths to cover up his involvement in Mr Wright's death, however there is no doubt that he meant to cause him severe harm.
"I can only hope that this outcome, which I know may not provide Mr Wright's family and friends with any closure, can help them begin to move on with their lives. Our thoughts are with them today."