Northern Irish police issue appeal for missing 5 & 8 year old brothers


The Police Service of Northern Ireland are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of two young children missing from north Belfast and are seeking the public’s help in tracing their whereabouts.

Five-year-old Patrick Hovarth and his older brother, eight-year-old Fabricio, were last seen in Belfast on Friday evening, May 14 and it’s believed that they might be in the company of a relative in Dublin.

Inspector Phil McCullagh 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 on 101, quoting the reference number 2275 of 14/5/21.”

“Both boys are dark-haired and were seen getting into a black Ford car around 6pm on Friday May 14 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 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.”

Callers in the Republic of Ireland, or roaming on an Irish network, or from anywhere else outside the UK, should contact Police Service of Northern Ireland on 0044 2890 650222.