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Jon Brady

First picture of Scots boy, 4, murdered by dad in Paisley flat

A four-year-old boy murdered by his dad at a property in Paisley can be named as Kayden Frank. Officers rushed to an address on Argyle Street in the Renfrewshire town at around 8pm on Monday, May 15, following a report of concern from a member of the public.

Kayden was found dead at the scene and following a post mortem examination, his death is being treated as murder.

A 38-year-old man, named locally as Kayden's dad Steven Frank, was also found dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious, and police say they have no information to suggest anyone else has been involved.

Enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances of the incident, which has shocked local residents. A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal and police have vowed to "get answers" for his grieving family.

Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Thomson, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with Kayden’s family and friends, along with everyone affected by this tragedy.

“We are providing his family with specialist support at this incredibly difficult time and officers are continuing enquiries to try and get some answers for them. Kayden’s family have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.”

Steven Frank has been named locally as the man who died (Facebook)

Locals reported hearing "screaming and shouting" in the minutes before emergency services arrived on Argyle Street on Monday evening. Police rapidly erected a cordon and a forensics tent to screen the investigation from public view.

One neighbour told the Record: "We heard shouting and screaming, like a domestic. We never thought anything of it. But then it went quiet for a bit, about half an hour.

"Then suddenly there were police and ambulances and a forensic tent. There was a private ambulance and we saw the bodies being taken out to it.”

Police at the scene on Argyle Street, Paisley (Garry F McHarg/Daily Record)

Police maintained a visible presence on the street on Wednesday. Plainclothes CID officers wearing Police Scotland lanyards were seen entering multiple closes throughout Wednesday, questioning locals.

Uniformed officers were understood to be guarding the top floor of the building where the tragedy occurred. Family members have paid tribute on Facebook, asking people not to speculate over the deaths.

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