Newtownabbey boy in hospital after scrambler bike crash
A nine-year-old boy is being cared for in hospital after he was hit by a scrambler bike on a football pitch in Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
Police said the collision happened at 20:45 BST on Monday at Mossley Pavilion, Carnmoney Road.
A spokesperson for Belfast Health Trust said the boy's condition was stable. No-one else was injured.
Police said they were following a definite line of inquiry into the identity of the person riding the bike.
The law surrounding the use of scramblers and quad bikes has been debated at Stormont.
It follows the death of mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong in July.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the Newtownabbey incident.