Police find body in search for missing schoolboy Noah Donohoe – six days after he is believed to have fallen off his bike and hit his head before stripping naked and vanishing
The Police Service of Northern Ireland believe they have found the body of missing teenager Noah Donohoe, pictured
Police in Northern Ireland believe a body found in North Belfast this morning is the missing teenager Noah Donohoe.
A PSNI statement said: ‘Police can confirm that a body was recovered in the North Belfast area just before 9.45am today. Officers believe it is the missing teenager Noah Donohoe and are continuing to provide support to his family at this very difficult time.
‘Enquiries are continuing and there are no further details at this stage.’
Earlier, police have hailed as significant the finding of a backpack belonging to missing Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe.
The bag contained his laptop, which is now being examined by police as a major line of inquiry in the search to find the 14-year-old who has not been seen since Sunday evening.
Meanwhile Superintendent Muir Clark also told media at a press conference in Belfast that a 26-year-old man has been arrested following a social media post concerning Noah.
‘Last night we became aware of social media posts. We are aware of the content of these social media posts and are content that there is no truth behind their content,’ he said.
‘A 26-year-old male was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of improper use of a public electronic communications network and he is currently helping with inquiries.’
Police are providing support for Noah’s family, including his mother Fiona, pictured centre outside Musgrave Road PSNI station in Belfast