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Bikers escort tragic crash victim Barry Bell-Nevin to final resting place

By Brett Campbell

Published 02/12/2016

Motorbike riders escort the cortege of Barry Bell-Nevin as family and friends carry his coffin from his mother’s home in Ballynahinch
Motorbike riders escort the cortege of Barry Bell-Nevin as family and friends carry his coffin from his mother’s home in Ballynahinch
Barry Bell-Nevin

Bikers escorted the cortège as the funeral of a motorcyclist killed at the weekend took place in Belfast yesterday.

Barry Bell-Nevin died in the accident near Saintfield, Co Down, on Saturday.

The body of the 28-year-old father-of-one was taken from his mother Lorna Nevin's residence in Ballynahinch, to Roselawn Crematorium just after lunchtime yesterday.

Barry's partner, Kat Filmer, posted a family photo on her Facebook page yesterday morning before the funeral.

Friends also took to the social media site to express their condolences.

One friend said: "Always think of the good times, look at that face with that smirk again.

"You are doing so well, stay strong today".

In an emotional tribute to her late son, Barry's mum expressed her heartache in a funeral notice.

She wrote: "Like time suspended, like thousands of stars in the sky, a wound unmended, you and I son, we had no ending, no said goodbye for all my life I'll wonder why, and travel to your resting place, and tend to it with care. But no-one knows the heartache, when we turn and leave you there. Your heartbroken mum."

The motorcyclist is survived by his partner Kat and daughter Charlie, his mother Lorna, sisters Denise and Kirsty and brothers Paul, Aiden and Scott.

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