The family of a 10-year-old boy who died in an incident in Coupar Angus have issued a statement praising the “popular, dearly loved” youngster.
Kane Morris was pronounced dead at the scene in a property in Union Street on Sunday, November 11, following a call to police at about 2.30am.
An eight-year-old girl was rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries. Police say her condition is now “critical but stable”.
A 37-year-old man was found seriously injured outside the property after allegedly falling from a second floor window. He was arrested and is understood to be under police guard in hospital today.
Kane’s family issued a statement on Monday afternoon.
It read: “Kane was a popular young boy within the community, he was full of energy and loved dearly by all.
“As you can understand, this is a devastating experience for us as a family. Although we appreciate all your well wishes, we ask for privacy at this highly sensitive time.”
Detective Inspector Ross Fitzgerald from the major investigation team said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts at this time remain with those involved.
“Our inquiries are ongoing and the community will continue to see a police presence in the area while these are progressed.
“We appreciate this has been a very traumatic incident for those involved and the impact this has had on the local community.
“While our inquiries are ongoing, we do believe this was an isolated and contained incident. I’d like to thank the community for their patience and understanding as our investigation continues.
“Local officers will be conducting patrols if anyone with concerns wishes to speak to them.”
Among them is a bunch of roses and lilies were laid with a handwritten note that read: “To Kane. I will remember you and I miss you.”
One of his former teachers said: “He had a wicked sense of humour – he was such a funny, happy little boy.”