Londonderry police investigate death of boy, aged six

Police at the scene of the incident
Image caption Police arrested a man after the incident on Tuesday morning

Police are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy in Londonderry.

Donnacadh McGuire was found with significant injuries in Tyrconnell Street shortly before 10:30 BST on Tuesday.

He was taken to hospital, where he later died. A man has been arrested and released on bail.

The police said it was "possible" that the boy's injuries "were sustained as the result of a collision with a vehicle".

However, the PSNI added: "We are working to establish exactly what happened and we are keen to speak to witnesses".

Insp O'Brien said: "I would ask anyone who was on Tyrconnell Street this morning between 10am and 10.30am to please get in touch."

Image caption Tyrconnell Street, where in the boy was found, was closed

Fr Paul Farren, a priest at St Eugene's Cathedral, has been speaking to the boy's family.

"It is just unspeakable. The loss of a child at such a young age is the most awful tragedy.

"Words are meaningless at a time like this."

Lorraine McGoldrick, who is a neighbour, arrived at the scene shortly after the incident.

"It is so tragic. People were in shock and everybody was speechless.

"The people here are amazing and they will support everybody."

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