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'Thoughts with family' of slurry victims in North Antrim

North Antrim Assembly member Jim Allister has said his thoughts are with the family of a 10-year old boy who died, along with a father who is fighting for his life, after they were overcome by apparent slurry fumes

The tragedy is the latest in a series to rock the agricultural community in Northern Ireland.

It is deeply distressing to hear of another slurry tank tragedy.

The involvement of a young boy makes it all the more heart rendering.

The risks which farming families face are often not fully understood in the wider community.

– Leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice party Jim Allister

Northern Ireland farming accident probed

Health and safety experts are investigating today's farming accident in County Antrim, a spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:

Police can confirm that the Health and Safety Executive are currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a farming accident in Dunloy on Saturday, June 7.

At the request of family members police will not be releasing any further details at this time.

– PSNI statment

Ten-year-old boy dies in 'tragic slurry accident'

The boy died after an incident on a farm in Dunloy, County Antrim. Credit: Google Maps

A 10-year old boy has died and his father is fighting for his life after they were overcome by slurry fumes, sources said.

The 51-year-old father and his son were working on a farm near Dunloy, Co Antrim, when the accident happened.

Emergency services attended the scene but were unable to save the boy.

The father is fighting for his life in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Ballymoney mayor John Finlay said: "There has been a tragic farm accident and I would like to say that the family are in my thoughts."

Five officers hurt as 'up to 100 people' attack police

Newtownabbey is north of Belfast Credit: Google Maps

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has said five officers have been hurt after up to 100 people attacked police in serious disorder in the Carnmoney Road area of Newtownabbey in County Antrim.

The "serious disorder" took palce in the Carnmoney Road area of Newtownabbey Credit: Google Maps

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Five PSNI officers hurt after clashes in County Antrim

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has said five officers have been hurt after up to 100 people attacked police in serious disorder in Newtownabbey in County Antrim:

Office of Alliance politician smashed in N Ireland violence

The offices of Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, were rioted. Credit: UTV

More attacks have been carried out on the non-sectarian Alliance Party during a night of violence in Northern Ireland.

Hundreds of loyalists rioted and burned the offices of Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, last night and four police officers were injured after missiles were thrown. Non-lethal baton rounds were discharged.

The office of Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry was targeted for attempted arson in Bangor, Co Down, while a paint bomb was hurled at the house of a married councillor couple with a 17-month-old baby girl who represent the party in the same seaside town.

The violence followed Monday's decision of Belfast City Council to fly the Union flag only on designated days at its city hall in a measure supported by Alliance.