Boy, 8, dies after being hit by van in Portsoy

Picture: John Devlin
Picture: John Devlin
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AN eight-year-old boy has died after being knocked down by a van.

The crash, which involved a white Citroen Berlingo, happened in Seafield Street, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, at around 5pm today.

The boy’s family have been informed and the road was closed while the scene was investigated.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Sergeant Neil Morrison said: “Sadly, I can confirm that an eight-year-old boy has died as a result of a collision on Seafield Street in Portsoy this evening.

“First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy. We will be conducting an investigation into the collision and would like thank the public for their patience whilst this is done.

“We are also asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has information to contact Police Scotland on 101.”