Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Community shocked over man's death

Police appealed for information after a man found injured in the centre of Bangor died

Tributes have been paid to a young father who died after being found badly injured lying behind a shopping centre.

One time fisherman Ryan Anderson, 28, who was married with a young daughter, was discovered at the rear of the Flagship Centre in Bangor at 9.30am on Sunday morning.

It is thought the Portavogie man was lying prone at the scene in the Bingham Street area for most of the night.

He was rushed to hospital but later died. Police said it is not yet known how he sustained the fatal injuries.

Mr Anderson's second cousin is Ards borough councillor Robert Adair.

"I would like to pay tribute to Ryan," said the DUP representative.

"He was a hard working husband and father who was well thought of throughout the village of Portavogie.

"My thoughts are with his wife Nicky and daughter Lola, his parents William and Helen and brother David.

"The whole community is in shock. I would like to assure the family of my thoughts and prayers.

"Ryan was just a hard working young man who lived for his family."

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