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Man (37) released on bail after arrest over video of boy driving lorry on motorway

The clip, which was apparently shared on Snapchat, is understood to have been filmed on the M1 motorway near Dungannon.

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Updated Sep 11th 2020, 5:00 PM

POLICE IN TYRONE arrested a 37-year-old man today after a video that appears to show a child driving a lorry on a motorway circulated online. 

The man has since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

The clip, which was apparently shared on Snapchat, is understood to have been filmed on the M1 motorway near Dungannon.

It shows a young boy in the driver’s seat of a lorry cab, apparently steering the vehicle as it drives along the motorway.

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

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The PSNI confirmed it was making inquiries into the incident and later said a man had been arrested in the Cookstown area earlier today. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including aiding and abetting driving whilst disqualified by reason of age and cruelty to children. He has since been released on bail.

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