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Police probe after boy (10) dies after suffering lacerations to the head in Glengormley

Police are investigating the circumstances

By Claire Williamson

Police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy in Glengormley.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service was called at 12pm on Sunday afternoon to a house on Queen's Avenue to reports of a child suffering lacerations to the head.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast.

Police later confirmed they had launched an investigation in to the child's death.

SDLP councillor Noreen McClelland said local people are horrified at the news.

She said: “There are no words to describe the horror in this community following news that an 11-year-old child has died. It’s an absolute tragedy.

“It’s the most horrific news and it has left people deeply shocked.

“This is a quiet and tight knit community. Local people are just devastated.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family and friends at this horrendous time. I know that local people will rally around them to offer their support.

Alliance councillor John Blair said he was "deeply saddened" for the whole community.

“Having had close ties with the area, I am shocked and deeply saddened for the community as a whole as they come to terms with what has happened on their doorstep", he said.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of this young boy who tragically lost his life today, as the police continue to search for answers as to how this happened.

“I would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to the PSNI as soon as possible.”

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