Two in court after dad Tony dies

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A MOTHERWELL dad has died after an alleged street attack at the weekend.

Tony Dryden (42) was taken to Monklands Hospital after what police described as an ‘altercation’ in Airdrie on Saturday afternoon. Doctors’ efforts to save him failed and he died the following day.

Two men appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Monday in connection with the alleged attack in Stonefield Street.

Azeem Aslam (25) and Ibreham Aslam (22), both of Glasgow, were charged with attempted murder.

They made no plea and were remanded in custody. It’s expected they’ll make a second court appearance next week.

Mr Dryden came from a large and well-known Motherwell family. He has a number of brothers and sisters, and his widowed mother, Olga, lives in the town’s Milton Street.

It’s understood Mr Dryden lived with his mother from time to time.

His son, also Tony, is a Primary 6 pupil at Cathedral Primary School and lives with his gran.

A neighbour of Mrs Dryden said: “This is a terrible shame. Olga lives for her children and grandchildren.

“It’s only a couple of years since her husband died and to lose Tony like this is awful.

“She’s a nice, well-known woman and you often see her taking Tony’s son to and from school.

“I heard two of Tony’s sisters had to identify his body. That must have been terrible too.”