POLICE are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Kelso boy today (Tuesday).
The teenager died in Borders General Hospital this morning after being admitted along with a small group of other youths.
He has been named locally as Billy Robson.
All the youngsters have been connected to an incident which took place in Newtown St Boswells.
A Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman said the death was unexplained, with a post mortem to take place over the coming days.
She added: “We are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.”
News of Mr Robson’s death spread across social networking websites this afternoon, with messages of condolence from friends being posted on Twitter.