Man (49) arrested over video of young girl 'driving lorry' in Tyrone


A man has been arrested in connection with a video shared online which appeared to show a young girl driving a lorry on a motorway in Co Tyrone.


The clip, which was shared on social media, shows the child at the wheel of the lorry apparently driving on the A4 near Dungannon.


The PSNI confirmed this afternoon that officers investigating the incident - the second of its kind to allegedly occur in Tyrone in the last week - arrested a 49-year-old man.


The man was questioned on suspicion of a number of offences including aiding and abetting driving while disqualified by reason of age and cruelty to children.


He has been released on bail pending further inquiries.


Last week, a man in his 30s was arrested after a video that appears to show a child driving a lorry on a motorway circulated online.


The video clip, which was apparently shared on Snapchat, is believed to have been filmed on the M1 motorway near Dungannon, Co Tyrone.


The footage shows a young boy in the driver's seat of a lorry cab, apparently steering the vehicle as it drives along the motorway. A male can be heard in the background talking to the child.


An investigation was launched and police later said a 37-year-old man had been arrested in the Cookstown area.


The man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including aiding and abetting driving whilst disqualified by reason of age and cruelty to children. He has since been released on bail.