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Toys and flowers left outside house after toddler death

Tributes left for a two-year-old, whose death is being treated as suspicious.
Tributes left for a two-year-old, whose death is being treated as suspicious. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Toys and flowers have been left outside a house after a two-year-old girl died in Scotland.

Read more: Two-year-old girl's death 'treated as suspicious'

Police outside a property, after the death of a two-year-old.
Police outside a property, after the death of a two-year-old. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Two-year-old girl's death 'treated as suspicious'

Police are treating the death of a two-year-old girl in Scotland yesterday evening as "suspicious".

Officers were called to a property in the town of Kelty following a "report of concern" for the child's welfare.

The girl was later pronounced dead at a hospital in Kirkcaldy.

Police Scotland said: "Inquiries are at an early stage but police are treating her death as suspicious".

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Photo released of 7-year-old boy found "on fire"

Preston Flores is in a critical condition in hospital. Credit: Newsline Media

An image has been released of Preston Flores, the 7-year-old boy who suffered serious burns after neighbours found him "on fire" in the street in Aberdeen.

Flores has been moved to a specialist hospital unit and remains in a critical condition, police said.

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.

Bomb squad called to tower block in Edinburgh

A tower block has been evacuated as bomb disposal crews investigate the discovery of "suspicious items".

Fidra Court, in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh, was evacuated last night.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police responding to a fire at Fidra Court this evening discovered a number of suspicious items. "Properties in the area are being evacuated."

Bomb disposal experts are at the scene, the spokesman confirmed.

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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."

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