Northern Ireland

Belfast scrambler death: Teenager appears in court charged with killing Valerie Armstrong

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Image caption Mrs Armstrong, a mother of three, was walking her dog in Colin Glen Forest Park when the incident happened

A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with the death of a woman who was struck by a scrambler motorbike on Tuesday night in a park on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Valerie Armstrong died on Wednesday night.

The youth who cannot be named because of his age is accused of causing death by dangerous driving and having no insurance.

Police told the court the teenager co-operated with officers in interviews.

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Image caption Flowers left at the scene at Colin Glen Forest Park

A constable said the teenager showed remorse and stayed with Mrs Armstrong until an ambulance arrived on Tuesday night.

The teenager wept during the court proceedings.

Mrs Armstrong, a mother of three young children, was walking her dog in Colin Glen Forest Park when the incident happened.

She died in hospital on Wednesday night surrounded by her family, who have decided to donate her organs.

A 15-year-old boy remains on police bail in connection with the incident.

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