Police appeal for help as 2 brothers, 5 and 8, missing from Belfast since Friday

Patrick Hovarth, aged five, and his older brother Fabricio, aged eight, were last seen in north Belfast, Northern Ireland, getting into a black Ford on Friday evening

Police are getting “increasingly concerned” after two young boys went missing in Northern Ireland on Friday evening.

Patrick Hovarth, aged five, and his older brother Fabricio, aged eight, were last seen in north Belfast on Friday May 14.

It is believed the two boys may be with a relative but the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are appealing to the public to help in their search.

The boys were last seen getting into a black Ford car in the Limestone Road area of the city on Friday evening, reports Belfast Live.

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.

“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.”