Baby girl dies after being hit by Land Rover in church car park in Aberdeenshire

A one-year-old girl has died after being struck by a Land Rover in the car park of a church in Aberdeenshire.

The incident occurred at Plymouth Brethren Christian Church on Eigie Road in Balmedie at around 7.45pm on Wednesday.

Police Scotland said the girl was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 40-year-old man driving the car was uninjured.

Inspector Scott Deans said: "At this time our thoughts are with the family of the deceased, along with everyone else affected by this tragic incident.

"Our investigation into the circumstances remains ongoing and we'd like to thank the wider Balmedie community for their patience and understanding as officers carry out their enquiries in the area."

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All those with information are being urged to contact the force.