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Death of child reinforces dangers of mini-motorbikes

17 February, 2005

Sinn Féin representative for the Castle Ward in West Belfast, Fra Hamilton has this evening expressed his sadness at the death of a four-year-old boy in Belfast's Shankill area.

The young boy died when the mini-motorbike he was riding collided with a car this morning.

Speaking this afternoon Mr Hamilton said:

"I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of the young boy who died on the Shankill Road today.

"This death is a dreadful reminder of the dangers, which exist on our streets, particularly for young children. Every effort must be made to ensure that proper play and recreation facilities are provided for our children. Those in authority must learn the lessons of this tragedy." ENDS

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