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Father-of-two killed by falling tree in Lisburn named as David Bell

By Cate McCurry

A man who was killed after storms blew a tree onto his catering van in Lisburn has been named as David William Bell.

The 56-year-old, from Beechgrove Gardens in south Belfast man, died on the Hillsborough Road last Thursday.

The father-of-two will be laid to rest tomorrow following a funeral service at Roselawn Crematorium.

The tree, described by local residents as a mature oak, was understood to be of significant size. It crushed the driver's side of the white van.

A number of people took to social networking website Facebook to pay tribute to Mr Bell.

Lisa Anderson said: "A family friend of ours. Absolutely devastated on Friday lunch-time when I heard. RIP Davy.

"Another good person and also a fellow Glentoran supporter taken too soon."

Veronica Madden posted: "This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers with all of his family xx."

Amy McCrystal said: "RIP, awful, thoughts & prayers with his family x."

Meanwhile, a police officer has been injured in a two-vehicle crash near Dromore in Co Tyrone on Friday night.

The accident happened on the Galbally Road when a police car was involved in a collision with a Toyota Land Cruiser. The officer suffered a head injury while the female driver and passenger of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The incident happened at around 8.45pm.

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