NEWS: Boy Found On Fire On City Street

Apr 18, 2014, 04:56 PM

A young boy's seriously ill in hospital after he was found on fire on an Aberdeen street.

Emergency services were called out to flats on Bedford Avenue just before 2 this afternoon.

When they arrived they found the 7 year-old, named locally as Preston Flores, on fire.

The boy was taken to the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital to be treated for serious burns.

It's not yet clear how the incident, which involved petrol, occurred.

Police haven't said whether anyone else was involved, though they are following a positive line of inquiry.

Officers want anyone who may have seen what happened to get in touch.

Police Scotland Detective Inspector Lorna Ferguson gave Northsound's Finlay Duncan this update from the scene: