Boy found 'on fire' in Aberdeen dies in hospital

A seven-year-old boy injured in an incident involving petrol in Aberdeen has died in hospital. Preston Flores was found 'on fire' by shocked neighbours following the incident on Good Friday, before being rushed to hospital suffering severe burns.

Headteacher pays tribute to 'fun-loving' Preston

The headteacher of Preston Flores' school has paid tribute to the seven-year-old, who has died after suffering severe burns in an incident on Good Friday near his home in Aberdeen.

Seven-year-old Preston Flores died after suffering severe burns on Good Friday Credit: Newsline Media

Michelle McKay, acting head of Sunnybank school said:

"Preston was a lively and competitive little boy who loved football, PE and all sorts of outdoor activities, as well as board games, baking and building with Lego.

"He was a fun-loving boy with a great sense of humour and lots of friends. He loved his family too, and was always sharing with us the latest news about his new baby brother.

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Mother thanks medical staff caring for burned boy

The mother of a seven-year-old boy who was badly burned in a city street has thanked the medical staff caring for him.

Preston Flores was found "on fire" by neighbours in Bedford Avenue, Aberdeen, on Friday at about 2pm.

It is thought petrol could have been involved. He was taken to hospital in Aberdeen before being transferred to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh in a critical condition.

We are very grateful for everything that has been done to help Preston and his family at this extremely difficult time. On behalf of us all I want to thank the medical staff and the emergency services for all they are doing to help us.

We are also very appreciative of the support of our friends and the local Bedford community as well as the wider public. We thank everyone for their help in our time of need and would kindly request that we are now allowed our privacy to deal with this as a family ourselves.

– Luisza, mother of Preston Flores

Police said there had been "no evidence of any deliberate act".

Badly burned boy named as 7-year-old Preston Flores

A young boy who was badly burned in a Scottish city street has been moved to a specialist hospital unit and remains in a critical condition, police said.

Seven-year-old Preston Flores was found "on fire" by shocked neighbours in Bedford Avenue, Aberdeen, on Friday at about 2pm.It is thought petrol could have been involved.

Read more: Seven-year-old in hospital after Aberdeen 'petrol incident'

Police: No evidence fire incident was a deliberate act

Police investigating how a young boy got seriously burned after being "on fire" in a city street say there is no evidence so far of any deliberate act.

A neighbour said he was on fire from the neck down.

Chief inspector Nick Topping, the local Police Scotland area commander, said

So far there has been no evidence of any deliberate act and our inquiries continue.

We are supporting the family at this time and are continuing to speak to members of the local community to establish the full circumstances.

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Police say Aberdeen incident 'involved petrol'

Police in Aberdeen have issued a statement confirming that a seven-year-old boy suffered burns this afternoon after an incident that "involved petrol".

A seven-year-old boy is undergoing treatment following an incident in Bedford Avenue in Aberdeen. It was reported to us at 2pm this afternoon. The incident involves petrol and the boy has quite serious burns. Police are at the scene and following a positive line of inquiry."

Seven-year-old burns victim 'screaming and crying'

Eyewitnesses have described the scenes after a seven-year-old boy suffered burns in an incident in Aberdeen this afternoon.

Victoria Jayne Pirie said the boy was on fire from "the neck downwards", while Shona Henderson described the boy's clothes "sticking to his skin" before somebody poured water over him to douse the flames.

Police have said they are investigating the incident and trying to establish whether petrol was involved.

Read: Seven-year-old in hospital after Aberdeen 'petrol incident'

Seven-year-old boy burned in 'petrol' incident

A seven-year-old boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in an Aberdeen street.

The incident happened in Bedford Avenue, Aberdeen. Credit: Google Maps

Police said they received "reports of a boy on fire" at around 2pm and are following a positive line of inquiry.

Petrol was said to have been used in the incident and the boy was taken to Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital where his injuries have been described as serious.

A force spokesman said: "A seven-year-old boy is undergoing treatment following an incident in Bedford Avenue in Aberdeen. It was reported to us at 2pm this afternoon.

"The incident involves petrol and the boy has quite serious burns. Police are at the scene and following a positive line of inquiry."