Police working to locate two children from north Belfast have today (Sunday,23rd May) made a fresh appeal for information.

Detective Sergeant Faulkner said: "Five-year-old Patrick Hovarth and his older brother, Fabricio, who is eight years old, were last seen earlier this month, at around 6pm on Friday 14th May, getting into a black-coloured Ford car in the Limestone road area of Belfast.

"At that time, Patrick was wearing light-coloured bottoms and top with black shoes, while his older brother Fabricio wore grey bottoms and a purple and green top. The brothers both have dark-coloured hair.

“We believe, at this time, that Patrick and Fabricio may be in the company of a friend, or a relative and they are in the Republic of Ireland.

"I am making a direct appeal to the person who is with Patrick and Fabricio to please get in touch with us as soon as possible. The number to call is 101, quoting the reference number 2275 of 14/05/21.

“I also want to appeal to anyone who has information about the boys, or who has seen them since Friday evening, to contact us immediately.”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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