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Boy (6) dies after being found injured on Derry street

The little boy was found injured in the road. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

Police are investigating how a six-year-old boy sustained fatal injuries in Derry this morning.

The little boy, who police have named as Donnacadh Maguire, was found "significantly injured" on the road in Tyrconnell Street shortly before 10.30am.

The child died in hospital, police said.

A man has been arrested in connection with the death.

PSNI Inspector O’Brien appealed for witnesses.

“While it is possible that Donnacadh’s injuries were sustained as the result of a collision with a vehicle, we are working to establish exactly what happened and we are keen to speak to witnesses.

"I would ask anyone who was on Tyrconnell Street this morning between 10am and 10.30am to please get in touch with officers in Strand Road or the Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101, quoting reference number 390 of 11/07/17."

The child was found on Tyrconnell Street in Derry. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

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