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Iain Sturrock named as 'loving little boy' killed in Portsoy crash

Crash scene
Image caption The accident happened on Thursday night

An eight-year-old who died after being hit by a van in Aberdeenshire has been described as a "loving little boy".

Iain Sturrock died after the accident, which involved a white Citroen Berlingo on Seafield Street, Portsoy, shortly before 17:00 on Thursday.

Relatives said in a statement: "Iain was a loving little boy who lived for swimming, karate and going to Cubs.

"We are in shock and are absolutely devastated that he has been taken from us."

Police Scotland appealed for witnesses.

Sgt Neil Morrison, from Aberdeenshire and Moray division's road policing unit said: "First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy.

"We will be conducting an investigation into the collision."

Second accident

Meanwhile, a man was taken to hospital in Aberdeen following a one-vehicle accident on the city's Ashgrove Road West.

It happened in the early hours of Friday morning.

The road was closed for an accident investigation.

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