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Teen boy fights for his life after being found in Belfast alleyway

It is believed he fell from a second floor balcony

By Claire Williamson

A 17-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was found in an alleyway in east Belfast

He was found between the Castlereagh Parade and Glenvarlock Street area in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

It is believed the teenager fell from a second floor balcony.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service was called at 1.45am to the report of a male with a head injury.

One A&E crew attended and following assessment and treatment at the scene by paramedics the patient was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Forensic teams remained at the scene on Wednesday.

UUP Councillor Sonia Copeland told of her shock at the incident.

She said: “This is shocking news and it is important that the facts around what happened can be established as soon as possible.

“The police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident so I would appeal to anyone who has any information that could help them to come forward immediately.”

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and would ask anyone with any information to contact them in Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 56 29/03/17.

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