Boy Killed By Wooden Pole Named

16 October 2017, 16:16 | Updated: 16 October 2017, 16:20

Kieran Esquierdo

Police have named a 12-year-old boy who died after being crushed by a large wooden pole in Dumfries and Galloway.

Emergency crews were called to Glenaylmer Road, Kirkconnel at around 4.40pm on Sunday following reports of a trapped child.

Despite the efforts of paramedics and emergency services the boy died at the scene.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "We are now able to name the boy as 12-year-old Kieran Esquierdo from Gillenburn Road in the village.

Detective Inspector Bryan Lee added: "Investigations are continuing into this tragedy and the procurator fiscal has been informed."