Fears grow for missing Belfast 14-year-old who 'may have suffered head injury'

Fears grow for missing Belfast 14-year-old who 'may have suffered head injury'

A TEENAGE boy who has been missing from his home in Belfast since Sunday may have a head injury and is extremely vulnerable, police involved in the investigation have warned.

14-year-old Noah Donohoe was last seen close to the Shore Road area of north Belfast at the weekend after leaving his home in south Belfast.

He left the house on a black Apollo mountain bike wearing a black skatebarding helmet, khaki green North Face jacket, grey sweat shorts with an emblem on one leg, a tie-dye blue hoodie, Nike trainers with a yellow tick and was carrying a khaki rucksack.

Image 14-year-old schoolboy Noah Donohoe has been missing since Sunday, 21 June(PSNI)

Police and volunteers have been searching the surrounding areas after Noah disappeared on the weekend, and witnesses have reported seeing police checking the back gardens of houses, according to The Belfast Telegraph.

Now a new witness has come forward, claiming to have seen Noah fall off his bike and acting strangely, leading police to believe he may have suffered a head injury and could be extremely vulnerable.

Chief Inspector Gavin Kirkpatrick said: "An eyewitness believes they saw a young male matching Noah’s description fall off his bicycle on Sunday evening, possibly sustaining a head injury, in the vicinity of North Queen Street/York Street, but we do not know the specific time.

“We believe Noah got back on his bicycle, cycling into Northwood Road where he then abandons all his clothing, as he is seen a short time later cycling while naked. We believe Noah then dropped his bicycle and left the area on foot.

“There have been no further confirmed sightings of Noah since 6.08pm on Sunday."

Sean McCarry, regional commandor of voluntary search team Community Rescue Service (CRS) told The Belfast Telegraph the search would now expand past the north Belfast area as they are growing "increasingly concerned for Noah".

"We would ask members of the public to keep an eye out for him and if they see anything please report it to the police immediately."

Anyone who may have seen Noah, or who may have information on his whereabouts, is urged to contact the PSNI by calling 101 referencing number 1619 of 21/06/20.