School 'in mourning' after pupil, 13, dies after being struck by car 

Artian Lushaku died in hospital after being struck by a car on Balmore Road at around 6pm on Wednesday.

Headteacher says Cleveden Secondary School ‘in mourning’ after pupil, 13, struck by car Police Scotland

A headteacher has said a Glasgow school is “in mourning” after a 13-year-old pupil died in hospital after being struck by a car.

Artian Lushaku was in a critical condition after being struck by a Toyota Aygo on Balmore Road, in the Lambhill area, shortly before 6pm on Wednesday.

Police confirmed he died at the Royal Hospital for Children on Sunday, May 14.

Headteacher Claire Wilson has described the 13-year-old, who attended Cleveden Secondary School in Kelvindale, as a boy who was “loved by everyone who knew him”.

In a full statement, she said: “Our school community is in mourning, and we are devastated about the tragic death of Artian who was loved by everyone who knew him.

“He has been with us for two years and in that time, he has left such a mark on our school with his confident, outgoing, friendly, caring, and enthusiastic nature.

“Artian brought a sense of fun to anything he set his mind to.

“He will also be remembered for his sporting talents, and we will all miss him.

“The awful events of last week have been a shock to everyone and our thoughts and loving prayers are with Artian’s family and friends at this deeply distressing time.

“We will do everything we can to support our school community over the coming days and months.”

Enquiries remain ongoing and officers are keen to speak to the driver of a white van who was in the area at the time of the incident.

Sergeant Nicholas Twigg said: “This is a deeply distressing time for Artian’s family as they try to come to terms with his death. It’s imperative we establish the full circumstances of the collision and our investigation remains ongoing.

“We are keen to hear from the driver of a white van who was in the area around the time of the incident and we would ask them to get in touch with us as we believe they could assist with our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3122 of May 10, 2023.

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