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Missing Belfast brothers Fabricio and Patrick Hovarth found in Co Tipperary

Fabricio (left) and Patrick Hovarth have been returned to Belfast

Two missing boys from Belfast have been located 'safe and well' in Co Tipperary, Gardai have confirmed.

Patrick Hovarth (5) and his older brother Fabricio (8) were last seen getting into a black Ford car in the Limestone Road area on May 14 at around 6pm.

An Garda Síochána said the boys had been located in Thurles and three arrests have been made.

A spokesperson for An Garda said: "Patrick Horvath (5) and his brother Fabricio Horvath (8) were located safe and well in the Thurles area of Co Tipperary yesterday afternoon, 25th May 2021.

"Patrick and Fabricio have since been returned safely to Northern Ireland.

"Three persons, two women (50s, 30s) and one man (40s) were arrested under Section 17 Non-fatal Offences Against the Persons Act, 1997 and are currently detained at Templemore and Nenagh Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

"An Garda Síochána is not providing any further information.

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