Police investigating video of child driving lorry on motorway in Tyrone 2 weeks ago

Police investigating video of child driving lorry on motorway in Tyrone

“The video appears to show a young male, clearly under the age of gaining a valid driving licence, driving a lorry while in the presence of an adult who is off camera."

The PSNI is investigating social media footage that appears to show a child driving a lorry on the M1 motorway in Tyrone.

Footage has circulated on Snapchat and WhatsApp in recent days of a young boy at the wheel of a lorry and being filmed by an adult in the passenger seat. A Snapchat caption on the video, filmed near Dungannon, reads: “Need learn them young.”

The adult in the video, who is off camera, can be heard to say: “Alright there lad, are you on the bang? Lift off her, lift off her you wee rod, keep round.”

The PSNI has appealed to anyone with information, or anyone who identifies either the young boy or the adult voice in the video, to get in touch.

“We are aware of a video circulating via Snapchat and WhatsApp at the moment recorded recently on the M1 Eastbound at Dungannon,” a PSNI statement reads.

“The video appears to show a young male, clearly under the age of gaining a valid driving licence driving a lorry while in the presence of an adult who is off camera.

“If you have seen the video and recognise the young male or the adult voice, call us on 101 or drop us a PM.”