Mother speaks out after Maconochie Road tragedy


The mother of a young man who was assaulted on Maconochie Road has spoken of her horror at the events of Friday night in which another man lost his life.

Nineteen-year old Gino Del Testa was seriously injured and another man, Sebastian Biesek, was killed in a fatal incident on Maconochie Road last Friday.

Police Scotland attended a fatal road traffic collision at 6pm on Friday, December 20, where a male pedestrian was struck by a Silver Mercedes car on Fraserburgh’s South Road.

Police were also alerted to an incident at the same time in the South Road area, where a man had been assaulted.

The assault took place against Gino Del Testa, a Gray and Adams employee, who was treated in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary over the weekend.

The male involved in the road traffic collision, also an employee of Gray and Adams, died at the scene. The man was named by Police Scotland on Monday as 31-year-old Sebastian Biesek. He was originally from Poland but had lived and worked in the Fraserburgh area for a number of years. The female driver of the vehicle involved was uninjured.

The road was closed for a significant period of time to allow the collision investigation to take place.

The fatal road traffic collision is being treated as a linked but separate incident to the assault.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision to come forward. Officers in particular would like to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Biesek outside Gray and Adams before the collision, particularly the driver of a car which stopped momentarily alongside Mr Biesek before driving off.

In addition officers would also like to trace the driver of a Blue Ford Mondeo who stopped at the filling station and crossed to see if they could assist, but left without leaving their contact details.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

A 20-year-old man has been reported in relation to the assault and was expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court on Monday, December 23.

Gino’s mum, Wendy Del Testa, spoke to the Fraserburgh Herald on Monday. Commenting, she said: “He’s been remarkable.

“He was fighting for his life on Friday but yesterday he managed to get up and walk a few steps.

“He was sliced from his ear lobe to his chin. He lost just over four pints of blood.

“The guys on the scene saved his life - they kept him alive until the ambulance arrived. Tesco first-aiders were also on the scene.

“I got called about 7.15pm and me, my husband and younger son went straight to Gray and Adams before heading through to Aderdeen.

“Staff at Gray and Adams told us that he was in a bad way. It wasn’t until we arrived in Aberdeen that we knew the extent of the damage.

“We’re so grateful for everyone’s support and prayers - and those prayers have been answered. Our hearts go out to Sebastian’s family.

“The support from people across the North-east has been remarkable.”

Following the fatality on Friday night, Gray and Adams released the following statement via their Facebook page: “Gray & Adams Ltd are deeply saddened after tragic events that occurred on Friday night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the work colleague who lost his life. Gray & Adams will be helping and supporting the family of the brave man.

“We would also like to wish Gino a very speedy recovery and hope he is back to his normal self soon. Gray & Adams are also going to help and support Gino on his road to a full recovery.

“Gray & Adams will also be offering help and support to fellow colleagues who were there on that tragic night.”