Tuesday 24 April 2018

Boy (6) dies after being found lying with severe injuries on road

A five year-old boy has died after falling into a Co Antrim river along with his twin brother. Kayden McGowan, from Ballymena, was swept for more than three miles after entering the River Braid while on a lunchtime walk with his family. Stock image
A five year-old boy has died after falling into a Co Antrim river along with his twin brother. Kayden McGowan, from Ballymena, was swept for more than three miles after entering the River Braid while on a lunchtime walk with his family. Stock image

David Young

A six-year-old boy found lying on a road with major injuries has died.

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Donnacadh Maguire in Derry as detectives work to establish whether he was struck by a vehicle.

The child was found on Tyrconnell Street in the Bogside area of Derry around 10.30am.

He was taken to hospital where he later died.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) statement said: "While it is possible that Donnacadh's injuries were sustained as the result of a collision with a vehicle, we are working to establish exactly what happened and we are keen to speak to witnesses."

Officers have urged witnesses to come forward.

Tyrconnell Street has been closed while investigations are carried out.

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