Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concern and alarm at reports that a young child was seen climbing over the railings of the flyover on the Bangor to Belfast road.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is deeply troubling that a child has been seen climbing over such a dangerous area at the flyover. This could have been such a terrible incident if this child had fallen from the railings onto the road below. We are all aware just how busy the Belfast to Bangor road is, and the thought of the injury caused to a child falling from that height alone and then the possibility of also being hit by a car is extremely frightening. I intend to write to TNI to see if they maybe need to look at making it harder for a child to access over the railings as nobody wants to see an accident potentially happening. I would also ask parents to ensure they know where their child is at all times.