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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 October, 2003, 17:28 GMT
Police name fatal crash boy
Stephan Henderson
A school picture of Stephan Henderson

An eight-year-old boy killed in a car crash on the outskirts of Aberdeen on Tuesday has been named by police.

Stephan Henderson was a pupil at Donbank Primary School in Aberdeen.

His two brothers are still being treated for injuries they sustained in the accident.

Grampian Police earlier arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the accident.

Donbank head teacher Margaret Bolton said of Stephan: "He was one of our charismatic pupils who everyone knew.

His smile lit up the room when he came in and he will be sadly missed in school. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad and difficult time."

Police said the accident happened on Craigton Road on the western edge of the city shortly before 1700 GMT on Tuesday.

The car left the road near Woodlands Hospital, struck a dyke and overturned before coming to rest on its side in a field.

The three boys were taken to the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.

Stephan died from his injuries, but his brothers received injuries not thought to be life-threatenening.

'Tragic collision'

The unclassified road at Newton Farm between Craigton Road and Countesswells Road was closed following the accident.

Investigators worked at the scene through the night.

Inspector Ian Wallace, the senior investigating officer, said: "This was a tragic collision which sadly resulted in the loss of a child's life."

A spokesman for Grampian Police later said that a 21-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the incident.

A report is being sent to the procurator fiscal and the man is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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