Family and friends of a 13-year-old boy who died after being struck by a car in Glasgow celebrated his life with a balloon tribute.
Blue and red balloons were released in memory of Artian Lushaku, who passed away at the Royal Hospital for Children four days after being hit by a Toyota Aygo on Balmore Road on Wednesday, May 10.
The balloon release took place at Dunard Park in Maryhill on Saturday to coincide with what would have been Artian’s 14th birthday.
It comes after his funeral at Glasgow Central Mosque on Friday.
Artian’s father, Durim, and mother, Mevlyda, told STV News they were “heartbroken”.
Mr Lushaku said: “He was the best son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. He was an absolute joy to be around.
“We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken and life will never ever be the same without him.
“But we will carry on for the sake of our other children and we will try and make Artian as proud as he made us. I have no words these days, completely speechless, as his mum.”
Tributes were paid to the Cleveden Secondary School pupil who was described as a boy who was “loved by everyone who knew him”.
Enquiries remain ongoing into the crash and officers are keen to speak to the driver of a white van who was in the area at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3122 of May 10, 2023.
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