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Boy, 7, 'On Fire' In Street: Petrol Involved
A seven-year-old boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in a city street.
The child was hurt in the incident in Bedford Avenue, Aberdeen, at around 2pm on Good Friday.
Petrol was involved, police said, and the boy was taken to Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.
The street was closed to traffic.
A police spokesman said: "A seven-year-old boy is undergoing treatment following an incident in Bedford Avenue in Aberdeen. It was reported to us at 2pm this afternoon.
"The incident involves petrol and the boy has quite serious burns. Police are at the scene and following a positive line of inquiry."
Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101.