The family of a 15-year-old who died after falling ill in the north-east this afternoon paid tribute to “a kind, loving son”.
Corey Doyle, from Fettercairn, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after falling ill in Fordoun in the early hours of yesterday morning.
In a statement his family said: “Corey was a much loved son, brother and grandson and was a popular pupil at Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk.
“He was a kind, loving son who also enjoyed spending time with his many friends.
“He loved spending time with his family, joking and making us laugh. We are all absolutely devastated by what has happened.
“We are grateful to those who have supported us at this incredibly difficult time and ask that we are now given privacy to grieve.”
Detective Inspector Stewart Drummond said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Corey at this sad time.
“We are continuing to support his family as our inquiries progress and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”