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Calam Pengilly

Police confirm they are treating death of four-year-old boy in Paisley as murder

Police have confirmed they are treating the death of a four-year-old boy in Paisley as murder.

They have named the boy as Kayden Frank and released an image of the tragic youngster who it is believed has been killed by his father, named locally as Steven Frank.

Tragic Kayden and a 38-year-old man were found dead inside a property on Argyle Street in the town’s west end on Monday evening.

Forensic officers have been in attendance at the property during the last few days. Police have now confirmed that a post morterm examination has been completed and say it has revealed that young Kayden has been killed intentionally.

Officers attended at the flat around 8pm following a concern of welfare report.

The man's death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police say there is no information to suggest anyone else has been involved in the incident and that enquiries are continuing.

Kayden’s family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this awful time for them.

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.”

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

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