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Death of Cookstown rally driver Glenn Allen not suspicious, police say

Published 23/11/2015

The PSNI are not treating the death of Glenn Allen as suspicious
The PSNI are not treating the death of Glenn Allen as suspicious

Police are not treating as suspicious the death of a popular rally driver who was found at the side of a road.

Glenn Allen, 47, from Cookstown, Co Tyrone, was discovered by a member of the public at Dunluce Road in Portrush on Sunday morning.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Inspector Mark McClarence said: "A crime is not suspected in the death of 47-year-old Glenn Allen.

"Specially trained officers have been with Mr Allen's family at this difficult time."

Mr Allen was a well known figure in Irish rally circles.

It is understood he had earlier attended a friend's wedding nearby.

In an emotional tribute his son, Philip, told the Belfast Telegraph newspaper he had idolised his father.

He said: "I'm going to miss him. He gave me good advice all through my life; only for him I would have very little to do.

"I'd idolised my Dad growing up and he was a great inspiration."

As is standard procedure, police will continue to investigate the circumstances of the death on behalf of the coroner.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen a man walking in the area at about 1.40am on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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