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No prosecution over death of boy, eight, in cemetery

Ciaran James Williamson Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Ciaran Williamson died following the "tragic accident" at Craigton Cemetery and two 10-year-olds were injured

No criminal proceedings are to be brought over the death of an eight-year-old boy who was hit by a falling gravestone in a Glasgow cemetery.

Ciaran Williamson died in hospital after the incident in Craigton Cemetery, in Cardonald, on 26 May 2015.

Two other boys, both aged 10 at the time, were also injured.

Following an investigation, the Crown Office said no criminal charges would be brought. A fatal accident inquiry will be held in due course.

In a statement, prosecutors said: "The Crown Office has fully investigated the death of eight-year-old Ciaran Williamson following an incident at Craigton Cemetery in Glasgow on May 26 2015.

"After giving the case careful consideration, Crown Counsel have concluded that there will be no criminal proceedings brought as a result of the death.

"Crown Counsel have decided that it is in the public interest to hold a fatal accident inquiry to examine the full circumstances surrounding this tragic death to help avoid such an accident happening again in the future.

"The fatal accident inquiry will have an opportunity to consider practices in cemeteries to ensure public safety."

At the time, Ciaran's family described his death as a "tragic accident".

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