The Lord Advocate has ordered fatal accident inquiries into the deaths of two teenagers who were treated at Glasgow Victoria Infirmary.

The move comes a week after the setting up of an external clinical support group to examine the hospital's general surgery and accident and emergency services on the orders of Scottish health minister Sam Galbraith.

Separate inquiries into the deaths of Gordon Niven, aged 16, and Imran Khan, aged 15, will be held at Glasgow Sheriff Court in February next year.

Gordon died in September 1997 after doctors failed to diagnose that he had fractured his skull after falling off his bike.

Imran died of multi-organ failure caused by blood poisoning eight days after he was stabbed during a clash between white and Asian youths.

Public demands for an FAI into Imran's death have been backed by Victoria Infirmary trust after allegations by both prosecution and defence lawyers during a murder trial that Imran's treatment had been mismanaged.

The trial led to the conviction of Colin Gilmour, aged 17, for attempted murder.