Eastwood expresses concern after child left critically ill

Alliance Westminster West Belfast candidate Sorcha Eastwood has expressed her concern after a nine-year old boy was left critically ill after coming into contact with a hazardous substance at a local bonfire site.

Police have been clearing the scene at Glenwood Street since the situation emerged.

Miss Eastwood said: “It is extremely worrying to hear a young boy has been left seriously ill due to the thoughtlessness of fly-tippers in the area. My thoughts are with the young boy and his family, and I would urge parents to keep an eye on others who could have come into contact with this substance.

“I also encourage all bonfire organisers to fully engage with the Council’s Bonfire Scheme, designed to keep local communities safe. It is for this reason tyres and other items are often removed, ensuring the safety of local people is upheld at all times.

“If anyone has any information of those behind this illegal dump I would ask them to contact the PSNI as soon as possible.”

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