Northern Ireland

Boy, 17, injured in north Belfast hit-and-run

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Image caption The incident happened near Oldpark Square at about 01:20 BST on Sunday.

A 17-year-old boy has been injured in a suspected hit-and-run crash in north Belfast.

The incident happened near Oldpark Square at about 01:20 BST on Sunday.

The teenager sustained injuries to his ankle, leg and hip and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Sgt Greg Dawson said police had received reports that a grey Vauxhall Zafira was being driven dangerously in Oldpark Road and Ardoyne Avenue.

The car was later found burned out on the Cliftonville Road at about 04:15.

"We are treating this incident as arson," he added.

Police are appealing for "anyone who saw this car being driven erratically, witnessed the hit-and-run incident or has mobile phone or dashcam footage of either".

Sinn Féin Councillor Ryan Murphy condemned the incident and said those responsible "showed no regard for anyone".

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