Missing brothers may have been taken south of border

Five-year-old Patrick Hovarth and his older brother, Fabricio who is eight years old, were last seen in Belfast on Friday evening, 14 May.

Gardai are assisting the PSNI amid increasing concern for the welfare of two children from north Belfast.

Police forces on both sides of the border are appealing to the public for help in locating the two boys.

Five-year-old Patrick Hovarth and his older brother, Fabricio who is eight years old, were last seen in Belfast on Friday evening, 14 May.

Its believed the boys may be in the company of a relative in Northern Ireland or possibly in Ireland.

Inspector Phil McCullagh of the PSNI said: “We are keen to know that both boys are safe and well.  We believe they may be in the company of a relative in Northern Ireland or possibly in Ireland – and so I would appeal to that person to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

Both boys are dark-haired and were seen getting into a black Ford car around 6pm on Friday 14 May in the Limestone road area of Belfast.

At that time, the younger brother, Patrick, was wearing light-coloured bottoms and top with black shoes.

Fabricio meanwhile was wearing grey bottoms and a purple and green top.

“If any members of the public have any information about the boys or have seen them since Friday evening, I would urge them to contact police immediately,” said Inspt McCullagh.

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