A little boy who was found injured on a road in Derry this morning has died.


Six-year-old Donnacadh Maguire was found with severe injuries on Tyrconnell Street in the Bogside area of Derry around 10.30am, according to The Irish Examiner. He later died in hospital.


The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have arrested a man in connection with the death as they try to ascertain whether the child was struck by a vehicle.


A statement released by the PSNI said: “While it is possible that Donnacadh's injuries were sustained as the result of a collision with a vehicle, we are working to establish exactly what happened and we are keen to speak to witnesses."



They have appealed for witnesses to contact them.


Tyrconnell Street has been closed off while officers conduct their investigation.


We are thinking of the little boy’s family at this incredibly sad time. More to follow on this story as details emerge.