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Ruaridh McKay, 7, dies after being hit by car in Penicuik

Ruaridh McKay
Image caption Ruaridh McKay died from his injuries at the scene

A seven-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in Penicuik on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 16:00 following reports the child had been involved in a collision with a Jeep-type vehicle.

Ruaridh McKay died from his injuries at the scene.

Police said the incident, which happened in the Dick Terrace area of the Midlothian town, appeared to be a tragic accident.

The Lothian and Borders force said the driver was assisting officers with their investigation into what happened. They have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

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