Northern Ireland

Man in his 50s dies in motorcycle crash in Newry

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A 57-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash in Newry, County Down.

Martin Harvey, from Newtownards, was involved in a one-vehicle crash on the Fathom Line at about 11:30 BST on Sunday morning, police said.

The road was closed for a time following the crash but reopened on Sunday evening and police have appealed for anyone who was on the Fathom Line at the time to contact them.

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady said there was "deep sadness" at the news.

The Newry and Armagh MP said: "News of yet another tragic death on our roads has deeply saddened the local community.

"Any death on our roads is one too many.

"I want to express my sympathy to the family and friends of the man who has lost his life at this sad and difficult time."