Page last updated at 14:52 GMT, Sunday, 4 May 2008 15:52 UK

Two young boys found dead in car

Lennoxtown scene
Police said they had a "positive line of inquiry"

The deaths of two young boys, who were found in a car, are being described as "suspicious" by police.

Reports from the scene suggest the children died violently.

The boys, aged two and six, were found in an isolated car park at a beauty spot near Lennoxtown, about 10 miles from Glasgow, at 1630 BST on Saturday.

A man, believed to be the father of the boys, was found at the scene suffering from severe burns and was taken to hospital in Glasgow.

He is understood to be in a critical condition.

Police would only say they were treating the deaths as suspicious and had "a positive line of inquiry".

They have not yet confirmed whether the man was related to the children, who are believed to be brothers.

The discovery was made on Crow Road in the East Dunbartonshire town.

The vehicle was moved from the car park at about 2300 BST by a recovery lorry under police escort.

Officers remain at the scene scouring the car park for evidence.

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