Man charged with murdering ten-year-old to appear in court
Kane Morris was found dead in his house on Union Street, Coupar Angus.
A man charged with the murder of a ten-year-old is expected to appear in court today.
Kane Morris was found dead in his house on Union Street, Coupar Angus, at 2.30am on Sunday, November 11.
A 37-year-old man is due to appear at Perth Sheriff Court on Thursday.
He faces charges of murdering Kane and attempting to murder an eight-year-old girl.
He was arrested close to the property shortly after police arrived but it is understood he has not yet been fit to appear in court after he suffered severe injuries in an apparent fall from a second-floor window at the flat.
The girl remains in hospital receiving treatment for serious injuries.
In a statement, Kane's family said they are devastated at the death of the youngster, who was "loved dearly by all".
They said: "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."
Teachers and classmates have paid tribute to the popular Coupar Angus Primary pupil, describing him as someone who was "full of fun".
They said the youngster was a keen gardener who enjoyed wildlife.
Karen Reid, chief executive of Perth and Kinross Council, said: "Our heart-felt sympathies go to the family and friends of ten-year-old Coupar Angus pupil Kane Morris who sadly died at the weekend.
"As a member of the school community for four years, Kane's teachers and classmates in P6 describe a keen gardener who knew all about the local wildlife.
"He was full of fun and was known to everyone in the school. He will be sadly missed."
Pupils are also being given support following his death.
Ms Reid added: "Support will continue to be given to pupils at Coupar Angus Primary School to help them through this tragedy in their local community.
"As this is a live police investigation it would be inappropriate to comment in detail, however our thoughts and hopes are also with the young girl who remains in hospital after Sunday's incident."