Reaction: Two men held by police after woman critically injured by scrambler

The scene of a major RTC at the Springbank pond in the Colinglen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by an of road bike
The scene of a major RTC at the Springbank pond in the Colinglen Forest park in which a woman has been struck by an of road bike

A 35-year-old woman remains in in a critical condition in hospital this morning after being knocked down by a scrambler motorbike in a forest park.

Two men were arrested after the collision in the Colin Glen Forest Park area of Dunmurry in greater Belfast around 6pm yesterday.

West Belfast Assembly member Jennifer McCann said the local community was in shock.

“Many people will have been out enjoying the sunshine in the park and it is shocking to think that something like this could happen,” said the Sinn Fein representative.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of this woman.”

SDLP Belfast councillor Brian Heading described the incident as tragic.

“News of a collision involving a scrambler which has left a woman in a critical condition in hospital is absolutely shocking,” he said.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the woman and her family at an incredibly difficult time.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.