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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'

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West Ham footballer Dylan Tombides dies

West Ham United striker Dylan Tombides has died aged 20 following a long battle with testicular cancer.

The club confirmed that the Australia-born player, who was diagnosed with the disease in summer 2011, died on Friday morning with his family by his side.

Dylan Tombides in 2012 Credit: PA Photos

There will be a minute's applause in tribute to the young footballer at West Ham's game against Crystal Palace tomorrow at Upton Park.

West Ham players will also wear black armbands in his memory.

Father of teen killed in Syria 'proud' of son

The father of a British teenager who died fighting in Syria has told ITV News he is "proud" that his son "sacrificed his own life for the sake of others".

Speaking from his home in Brighton, Abubaker Deghayes said his son was a "nice person" with many friends, although he was "a bit naughty, like any other teenager".

Read: Father hails British teen killed in Syria as a 'martyr'

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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Crowds gather for Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

An actor playing Jesus walks through the crowd in London's Trafalgar Square Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Crowds gathered today to watch a Good Friday re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus in central London's Trafalgar Square.

Roman soldiers lift the cross carrying a bloodied Jesus Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Actors from the Wintershall Players, a troupe based in Surrey, played the parts of Jesus and the two robbers crucified alongside him, along with several Roman soldiers.

Actors playing Jesus and two robbers take part in the re-enactment of the crucifixion Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
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Cannabis farm found after toddler dials 999 by accident

GMP tweeted "Look what we found following an abandoned 999 call made by a child!" Credit: GMP Salfod

A toddler led police to a cannabis farm in Salford after dialing 999 while playing with his parents' phone.

Nine cannabis plants were found when officers attended an address in Little Hulton following up a silent emergency call made by the child.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

Father hails Brit teen killed in Syria as 'martyr'

The father of a British teenager killed in Syria has described him as a "martyr" and tried to convince him not to fight in the war-torn country.

Abdullah Deghayes, 18, from Brighton, whose uncle is a former Guantanamo detainee, is believed to have died in April, after leaving the UK in January.

Mr Deghayes insisted his sons were not "terrorists" but travelled to Syria to defend "those who are weak" after seeing videos of the atrocities online.

His brothers Jafar, 16, and 20-year-old Amer also travelled to Syria. Speaking in Brighton, Mr Deghayes said:

As I far as I know Abdullah went to Syria without my consent, nor his mother's consent, to fight Syrians against the dictator Bashar al-Assad.

– Mr Deghayes

He was killed in a battle. His brother, who is also there, is injured. The third brother who is also there is OK. He is fine.

I never encouraged them, nor anybody, as far as I know. They went of their own free will. I hope he is in peace now.

– Mr Deghayes

Asked whether he believed Abdullah was a martyr, Mr Deghayes replied: "Of course I think, as a Muslim, that my son is a martyr. Anyone who dies for a just cause is a martyr."

Read more: British teen, 18, killed during conflict in Syria

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