Schoolboy in critical condition

The scene in the village of Liscolman in North Antrim where a schoolboy was hit by� car.Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
The scene in the village of Liscolman in North Antrim where a schoolboy was hit by� car.Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

A nine-year-old boy has been critically injured after he was knocked down in County Antrim on Tuesday afternoon.

It happened just after 14pm on the Toberdoney Road, in Liscolman, near Bushmills.

The boy was taken to the Causeway Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

A man in his 70s who was arrested has been released on bail. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.