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Man arrested after boy filmed driving lorry on M1 near Dungannon released on police bail

The video appears to show a boy driving a lorry along the M1 
Michael McHugh, PA

A man arrested by police investigating a video showing a child apparently driving a lorry on a motorway in Co Tyrone has been released on police bail.

The 37-year-old was detained in the Cookstown area on suspicion of aiding and abetting driving while disqualified due to age, and cruelty to children, the PSNI said.

The clip, which was apparently shared on Snapchat, was believed to be filmed on the M1 motorway eastbound near Dungannon.

It reportedly showed a young boy in the driver's seat of a lorry cab steering the vehicle along the motorway.

A male is audible in the background talking to the child.

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