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Returned home Missing Belfast boys Patrick and Fabricio Horvath found safe in Tipperary

Two women, aged in their 30s and 50s, and a man, aged in his 40s, were arrested

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Brothers Fabricio (8) and Patrick Hovarth (5) were missing from their home in Belfast

Brothers Fabricio (8) and Patrick Hovarth (5) were missing from their home in Belfast

Brothers Fabricio (8) and Patrick Hovarth (5) were missing from their home in Belfast

Three people have been arrested after two boys from north Belfast were found in Tipperary.

Fabricio (8) and Patrick (5) Horvath had last been seen getting into a black Ford in the Limestrone Road area of Belfast on Friday, May 14.

Police believed they were in Tipperary and they were found “safe and well” in the area on Tuesday.

They have now been returned to Northern Ireland, gardai said.

Two women, aged in their 30s and 50s, and a man, aged in his 40s, were arrested under Section 17 Non-fatal Offences Against the Persons Act, 1997 and are currently detained at Templemore and Nenagh Garda Stations.

"An Garda Siochana is not providing any further information," a spokesperson said.

"We would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this matter", they added.

One man has appeared in court in Belfast charged with two counts of keeping a child away from social services.

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