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Vigil for boy hit by bike.

A VIGIL was held last night at the spot where a four-year-old boy was left fighting for life after being hit by a motorcycle.

Sean Gillen suffered serious head injuries when he was struck outside his Rockville Street home in west Belfast on Thursday evening.

He has yet to regain consciousness and remains seriously ill in the intensive care unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

And in an emotional appeal last night, his mother Joanne Irvine said: "Something needs to be done about these speeding bikes before someone ends up dead.

"I could have lost my wee boy in this accident.

"He hasn't woken up since it happened so the doctors can't tell us if there will be serious damage.

"He's such a hyperactive wee fella and it's so hard to see him just lying in there, not moving."

A police spokesman said a male youth was arrested following the accident but has since been released pending further inquiries.


HURT: Sean Gillen
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 13, 2006
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