Derry teenager who drowned was in court on the same morning

The Derry schoolboy who drowned while fleeing from police on Wednesday had been in court that morning.

15-year-old Kyle Bonnes was running away from police when he entered the River Faughan near Drumahoe.

Despite attempts to rescue him, he was unconscious when he was pulled from the water and died a short time later.

On Wednesday morning 15-year-old Kyle Bonnes had appeared in court facing charges in relation to attacks on cars in the Fountain area of Derry on 13 February.

They were three charges of criminal damage with intent to endanger life and two charges of assault, occasioning actual bodily harm.

The teenager was released on continuing bail.

The Police Ombudsman's Office has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Kyle's drowning and has appealed for witnesses to come forward

Police said the teenager ran off with another youth when they arrived to investigate reports of a disturbance on the Glenshane Road on Wednesday.

Lisneal College in Derry, where Kyle was a pupil, is to bring in 15 councillors to help pupils deal with his death.

School principal David Funston said pupils would be allowed to talk about Kyle's death when the school reopens after Easter."