Shocking footage shows boy allegedly driving lorry on motorway in Northern Ireland
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Shocking footage shows boy allegedly driving lorry on motorway in Northern Ireland

A POLICE investigation is underway after a video surfaced online appearing to show a child driving a lorry on a motorway in Northern Ireland. 

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is investigating the source of the clip, which was reportedly shared on Snapchat. 

In the footage, a young boy can be seen sitting in the driver’s seat of a lorry. 

He appears to be steering the vehicle which is driving along the motorway as the video is recorded. 

A male voice can be heard on the clip instructing the child on how to steer the vehicle. 

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The boy can be clearly seen holding the wheel of the vehicle as it makes its way down the busy stretch of motorway road.

According to a report from RTE, the clip was filmed on the M1 motorway near Dungannon in Co Tyrone. 

The PSNI has now confirmed it is making inquiries into the incident.  

A spokesperson acknowledged that the footage shows a boy "clearly under the age of gaining a valid driving licence driving a lorry while in the presence of an adult".  

"We have received a report and are aware of footage which has been shared on social media and are making inquiries," they said.

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Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the boy or the voice on the video to get in touch.