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Kyle Allan, 8, killed in crash with crane in Aberdeen

Scene of the accident
Image caption The stretch of road was closed off while accident investigations took place

An eight-year-old boy who died after his bicycle was involved in a collision with a mobile crane in Aberdeen has been formally identified.

Police were called to the scene on Aberdeen's Great Northern Road, close to the Haudagain roundabout, at 19:34 on Tuesday.

Kyle Allan, of Northfield, died in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

His head teacher, Paul Rooke, of Manor Park School. said: "Kyle was an absolutely delightful young lad."

'Sadly missed'

He explained: "He was incredibly popular amongst children, staff and in the community.

"Kyle's positive and fun-loving nature was a blessing to have around Manor Park School.

"He was bright, chirpy, eager to learn and do well. I speak for all when I say that he will be terribly sadly missed."

'Difficult times'

Mr Rooke added: "Our school community is shocked and devastated but we will be even closer than ever over the next while, in order for us to support each other through the difficult times ahead.

"All of our thoughts and prayers are with Kyle's parents, Kelly and Jamie, his siblings, Morgan, Ryan and Jack, and the wider family."

A police spokesperson, appealing for witnesses, earlier confirmed: "An eight-year-old boy was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He sadly succumbed to his injuries."

The road was closed and an area cordoned off for investigation.

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