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Boy dies in crane accident

An eight-year-old boy has died after his bicycle collided with a mobile crane in Aberdeen.

The road traffic accident occurred on the Great Northern Road in Aberdeen on 21 May at around 7.30pm.

The collision involved a crane owned by James Jack Lifting Services, the Scottish division of Ainscough Crane Hire.

A statement from James Jack said: “We’re supporting all relevant authorities and will share more information as and when appropriate.

“Our thoughts at this time are with the family of the child and our crane operator,” it added.

Police Scotland has named the victim as Kyle Allan from Aberdeen’s Northfield area.

Officers are carrying out tests at the scene of the accident as part of the ongoing investigation.

Police Scotland urged witnesses to contact its 101 non-emergency line, or via  the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.

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