Northern Ireland

Accident victim Barry McClung was an ex-Linfield scout

A 69-year-old man who died in a car accident in County Antrim was a former scout for Linfield.

Barry McClung died after an accident as he was driving his car on the Coast Road near Larne on Thursday night at about 21:00 BST.

No other vehicle was involved. Linfield Football Club have been paying tribute to him.

On the club's website they said Mr McClung had just recently retired as their scout.

The tribute posted on their website said his death was a sad loss.

"He used to work in Nortel in Newtownabbey with Linfield Assistant Manager Bryan McLoughlin and tributes from both Bryan and David Jeffrey will be posted on this website tomorrow," the statement read.

"The deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences of everyone connected with Linfield Football Club are conveyed to the friends and family circle of Barry McClung at this sad time."

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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