Boy Dead and Girl Hurt At House In Tayside

11 November 2018, 13:21 | Updated: 11 November 2018, 13:23

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A ten-year-old boy has died and an eight-year-old girl has been left with life-threatening injuries at a house in Coupar Angus.

Police were called to a house in Union Street at around 2.30am on Sunday.

A member of the public raised the alarm.

Officers found a ten-year-old boy dead and an eight-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries.

She's been taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

A 37-year-old man, found hurt nearby, has been arrested in connection.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "At this time, our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the young boy who has died in this incident and with the young girl who remains in a serious condition in hospital.

"I can confirm that a 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident.

"Inquiries are ongoing, however, I believe this to have been an isolated and contained incident with no threat to the wider public."

He added: "There will be a police presence at the scene for some time while we undertake our investigation and I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst we carry out our work.

"There will be additional patrols by local community based officers in Coupar Angus to help provide some reassurance to the community."