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Turriff lorry death: Alfie Cheyne Snr named as victim

Alfie Cheyne snr with wife Gladys
Image caption Alfie Cheyne Snr, pictured with wife Gladys, died after the accident

A man who died after becoming trapped by a lorry at an industrial base in Aberdeenshire has been named.

Alfie Cheyne Snr, 71, died after the incident at the Ace Winches base at Towie Barclay Works near Turriff shortly after 17:00 on Wednesday.

He was the father of the company's chief executive officer.

An investigation is under way and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Mr Cheyne was from the Turriff area.

In a statement the Cheyne family expressed "absolute devastation" at the "sudden, tragic loss of our dearly loved husband, dad and Granda Alfie".

The statement added: "Alfie was a well-liked and respected character known to many. He served Scottish Road Haulage for more than 50 years. Alfie will be sorely missed by us all."

'Heartbreaking event'

An Ace Winches spokeswoman said the firm had closed on Thursday as a mark of respect.

She said: "Everyone at Ace Winches is deeply saddened by this heartbreaking event and Alfie snr will be sorely missed.

"Our thoughts are currently with his wife Gladys, immediate family, close friends and colleagues at this very difficult time."

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