Child dies and another left injured after incident at house
A ten-year-old boy has died and an eight-year-old girl has been left seriously injured.
A ten-year-old boy has died and an eight-year-old girl has been left seriously injured after an incident at a property in Coupar Angus.
Police were called to a house on Union Street at around 2.30am on Sunday after a call from a member of the public.
Officers found two children at the property and an injured man nearby.
One child, aged eight, was found with serious injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. The boy, ten, died at the scene.
A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "At this time, our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the young boy who has died in this incident and with the young girl who remains in a serious condition in hospital.
"I can confirm that a 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident.
"Inquiries are ongoing, however, I believe this to have been an isolated and contained incident with no threat to the wider public."
He added: "There will be a police presence at the scene for some time while we undertake our investigation and I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst we carry out our work.
"There will be additional patrols by local community based officers in Coupar Angus to help provide some reassurance to the community."