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Family pay tribute to 'perfect boy'

The family of a young man who died after he was assaulted have paid tribute to their "perfect boy".

Jordan MacKay
Jordan MacKay

Jordan MacKay, 20, died at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Sunday evening following the incident in The Loan, South Queensferry, in the early hours of the morning.

Two people have been charged with murder and are due at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later today.

In a statement issued through police, his family said: "Our boy Jordan William MacKay was a born and bred Kirkliston lad, a joiner to trade with huge talent.

"Jordan was and will continue to be a huge presence in all our lives forever.

"We, his mum, dad and whole family, have sat and thought of how to describe Jordan and we came up with a list of words that help us do that. Handsome, hard-working, loveable, witty, charming, loyal, strong-minded but soft-hearted.

"We were not ready to lose our perfect boy."

They added: "We, his family, ask for privacy at this time to mourn the loss of our handsome, brave boy who hung on strong with all his might to the very bitter end."

Police Scotland said a 46-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman have been charged with murder.

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