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MI6 chief's son dies in crash on private Stirlingshire estate

Sam Younger Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Student Sam Younger died in a motor vehicle accident

The son of MI6 chief Alex Younger has died in a motor vehicle accident on a private estate in Stirlingshire.

Sam Younger, 22, a student at the University of Edinburgh, was killed in the accident on Saturday.

Police said that there were no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent as standard procedure to the procurator fiscal.

Mr Younger's family said they wished for privacy and space to remember and celebrate their "wonderful son."

Kieran Oberman, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science, was Sam's personal tutor.

He said: "Sam was a lovely student - always warm and friendly. He seemed confident and excited about the future.

"We are devastated by the tragic news of his death and our thoughts are with his family and friends."


Mr Younger was a former pupil of the Dulwich College boys school in south London, where he played rugby in the first XV.

The Old Alleynians Association of former students announced his death with "deep sadness".

The association said in an online statement: "A selfless, big-hearted, fun-loving and committed Alleynian, and Old Alleynian, we offer heartfelt condolences to Sam's family and friends."

Mr Younger's father has been Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) since November 2014.

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