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Boy struck by car at Seton Sands named as Liam McDonald

Liam McDonald
Image caption Liam Robert McDonald died outside the holiday village

The six-year-old boy who was killed in a road accident outside a caravan park in East Lothian has been named by police.

Liam Robert McDonald, from Prospecthill in Glasgow, died after he was hit by a Vauxhall Corsa outside the entrance to the Seton Sands Holiday Village.

The incident happened at about 1330 BST on Tuesday.

Lothian and Borders Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.

In particular, officers are keen to speak to the driver of a white van that was seen travelling towards Longniddry around the time of the accident and who they have yet to trace.

In a statement to police, Liam's family said: "We would like to thank everyone who tried to help Liam in the minutes after the accident and for those who have provided support to us in the following hours and days.

"He was a very precious little boy and we miss him very much.

"We would ask the media to leave us alone at this terrible time, and allow us space to grieve."

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