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Three arrested over railway death

fatal accident scene
The police are treating the death of the 14-year-old boy as suspicious

Two men and a boy have been arrested in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy on railway tracks near Portrush, County Antrim.

It is understood police are investigating reports that Ryan Quinn was being chased just before he died.

Two men, aged 37 and 22, and a 15-year-old boy are being questioned by police.

Detectives believe Ryan was in a bar near the scene of his death on Friday evening. They want to speak to anyone who witnessed a row break out there.

A police spokesperson said detectives were "particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a disturbance or altercation either within the bar, or anywhere outside the bar after 9pm".

Assembly member John Dallat said the boy's death was a "terrible tragedy".

"I would encourage anyone who knows anything about the events leading up to the tragedy to get in touch with the police and tell them what they know," he said.

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