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Coleraine man's death no longer suspicious

By Cate McCurry

The death of a 56-year-old Coleraine man is no longer being treated as suspicious by the police.

Colin Doherty was found at a house in the town on Tuesday.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Following a post-mortem examination, the sudden death of a man in Silverthorn Avenue, Coleraine, on Tuesday is no longer being treated as suspicious."

The deceased's devastated daughter Colleen said her father's last words to her were that he loved her "up the sky, past God".

She told of how he had been her hero and that anyone who knew him knew he was a "good man".

"He protected me for years and told me non-stop how much he loved me," she added.

"The last words he said to me before this nightmare began was that he loved me up the sky, past God."

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man is to appear at Colearine Magistrates Court today charged with attempted grevious bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon with intent. He was arrested following Mr Doherty's death.

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