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Man (37) bailed after boys knocked down outside Mass

The young boys were knocked down outside St Agnes' Church on Andersonstown Road in west Belfast

A 37-YEAR-OLD man has been released on bail after two boys were knocked down outside Mass in west Belfast.

The boys, aged six and 12, were crossing the road outside St Agnes' Church on Andersonstown Road when they were knocked down at about 7.20pm on Saturday.

The children had just attended the church's 6.30pm Vigil Mass when the crash happened.

It is understood the boys were at a pedestrian crossing when a driver ran a red light.

The boys suffered broken legs in the crash. It is thought a parent of one of the boys was with them at the time of the collision but managed to escape injury.

Both children were being treated in hospital yesterday.

A 37-year-old man was arrested following the collision.

He was later released on bail.

Officers asked anyone who saw the collision to contact police on 101.

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