Riggi children's funeral date set

Luke, Cecilia and Austin Riggi
Image caption Luke, Cecilia and Austin were found dead earlier this month

The funerals of three children from Aberdeenshire allegedly murdered by their mother in an Edinburgh flat will take place on Friday.

Twins Austin and Luke Riggi, eight, and their sister Cecilia, five, were found dead on 4 August, after moving to the capital from Skene.

Their mother, Theresa Riggi, 46, has been charged with their murder but has not yet appeared in court.

The children will be cremated following a mass at Aberdeen St Mary's Cathedral.

Speaking last week, their father Pasquale Riggi described the trio as a "beautiful blessing".

He said: "We were so blessed, the memories we have will forever provide joy."

The children were found in a flat in Edinburgh's Slateford Road following reports of a small fire.

California-born Mrs Riggi was found badly injured and has since been receiving treatment in hospital.

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