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Ciaran Williamson dies playing in Glasgow cemetery

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Image caption Ciaran James Williamson died following a "tragic accident" at Craigton Cemetery on Tuesday

An eight-year-old boy has died and two 10-year-olds have been injured in a "tragic accident" involving a falling headstone at a cemetery in Glasgow.

Ciaran James Williamson died after the incident at Craigton Cemetery, in Cardonald, at about 19:25 on Tuesday.

He was pronounced dead at Yorkhill Hospital, where one of the 10-year-olds is in a stable condition. The third boy was later released from hospital.

Police said they were not not treating the incident as suspicious.

In a short statement issued by police, Ciaran's family said: "We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that our son Ciaran James Williamson sadly passed away in a tragic accident at Craigton Crematorium.

"We would respectfully ask that you respect our privacy at this distressing time."

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Media captionAn eight-year-old boy dies and two 10-year-old boys are injured after an accident at a cemetery in Glasgow

Det Insp Tom McKean, of Police Scotland, said: "This is such a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts are with Ciaran's family.

"Inquiries are ongoing, however the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a full report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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