Scotland

Scotland's papers: Nice massacre and coup bid in Turkey

All of Scotland's newspapers feature the massacre in Nice on their front pages, however The Herald leads with the talks between Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May and the Daily Record has the attempted military coup in Turkey as its top story.

The Herald says Theresa May has offered Nicola Sturgeon a major role in talks over quitting the EU, in a move designed to bind the first minister to taking a UK-wide approach to Brexit.

The Record has a picture of soldiers on a bridge in Turkey and says the country was in the grip of an attempted military coup last night.

The other papers all lead with the terror attack in Nice when a lorry ploughed through crowds on Bastille Day, killing more than 80 people.

The Scottish Sun has a picture of a man sitting beside a body and says: "They came to watch fireworks... but 84 never made it home".

The Scotsman reports that French investigators were trying to piece together the circumstances that led to a man with no known terrorist links stealing a 19-tonne truck and driving it into Bastille Day revellers, leaving at least 84 people - including 10 children - dead and scores more injured.

The Scottish Daily Mail has a picture of three abandoned pushchairs which it says were left "on a night of unimaginable horror", adding that the buggies were a chilling testament to the Nice massacre.

The Scottish Daily Express says the full horror of the Bastille Day bloodbath became clear yesterday with at least 10 children among the 84 dead.

The Times carries an image of a covered-up child's body with a hat showing and a doll lying next to it. The paper says 52 people were also critically ill last night after a Tunisian delivery driver with a history of wife-beating and road rage drove the lorry into crowds.

The National carries a photo of red, white and blue roses with the words of French president Francois Hollande: "We will always be stronger than the fanatics that wish to hurt us".

The Press and Journal says the full horror of the attack emerged last night as French authorities confirmed that at least 10 children were dead and 50 more victims were critically ill in hospital.

The Daily Star leads with British people telling of their "miracle escapes".

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