Police appeal after seven-year-old Kieran killed by van in Elgin

Gavin McQuillan with son Keiran

Police have appealed for information following the death of seven-year-old Kieran McQuillan in Elgin on Friday.

Officers last night confirmed the identity of the youngster, who was killed after being hit by a van in the town’s Brechan Rig.

Floral tributes have since piled up at the spot where Kieran was struck, along with some teddy bears.

The 46-year-old driver of the red Renault Master van was unhurt.

Investigating officers have now asked for anyone with information on the collision to come forward.

Road Policing Sergeant, Steve Manson, said: “Our thoughts continue to be with Kieran’s family and friends at this time.

“The inquiry is at an early stage and I would ask for anyone who saw the red Renault Master or Kieran in the area prior to the collision to contact the police.

“Kieran, who has fair hair, was wearing a blue top, blue jeans and may have been riding a white scooter.

“Residents may see an increased police presence in the area while we continue our investigations into the collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.

An online funding page has already amassed more than half of its £6,000 target to cover the cost of funeral arrangements.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/marrie-quinn