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Kayden Frank tribute as Paisley nursery remembers boy, 4, who gave the best cuddles

The head of Renfrewshire Council's children's services has made a statement following the death of a four-year-old boy in Paisley – describing the youngster as having an "amazing sense of humour" and a "big, loving heart".

Kayden Frank and his dad, named locally as Steven Frank, 38, were found dead at a property in Argyle Street in the town's West End around 8pm on Monday evening.

Police announced yesterday that, following a post mortem examination, Kayden's death is being treated as murder.

The man's death is not being treated as suspicious and it is believed he is responsible for Kayden being fatally injured.

Steven Quinn, the council's director of children's services, spoke before a meeting of the education and children's services policy board.

He confirmed Kayden was "known to social work" and relayed a tribute from management at his early learning and childcare centre, which said he had an "amazing sense of humour" and was always "smiling, singing and dancing".

Mr Quinn told elected members: "First of all, it is with great sorrow I speak to you this afternoon to let you know that one of Renfrewshire's children Kayden Frank, aged four, has very sadly died.

"Kayden was known to social work and also attended Douglas Street nursery and has been described by his head of centre as a lovely boy, endowed with an amazing sense of humour, always smiling, singing and dancing.

"He was the best at giving cuddles with a big, loving heart. He also loved jumping in puddles at the forest kindergarten and baking scones. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Kayden's family at this time and we will continue to support police with their enquiries."

Police said they have no information to suggest anyone else was involved in the incident.

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."

Enquiries are ongoing and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

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