Young boy killed in bike accident

The mini motorbike lies in the road after the crash

A boy has died following an accident in the Shankill Road area of west Belfast.

David Spence from the Shankill estate was a passenger on a mini-scrambler motorbike which was being ridden by an adult.

The accident happened at the junction of Berlin Street and Riga Street. Police officers are still at the scene of the crash.

It is understood the child, who is thought to have been about four-years-old, was on a mini-motorbike which was in collision with a car.

Ulster Unionist councillor Chris McGimpsey said it was a "terrible accident" which had shocked everyone.

The accident happened at about 1130 GMT on Thursday.

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