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Portrush nightclub tribute as Alan Drennan's body returns from Ibiza

By Staff Reporter

Published 27/07/2015

Clubbers’ tribute to Alan Drennan in Lush in Portrush
Clubbers’ tribute to Alan Drennan in Lush in Portrush

Clubbers and DJs have paid a special tribute to a Co Antrim man who was found dead in Ibiza just over a week ago.

Alan Drennan (21) was discovered in his hotel room less than 24 hours after getting off his plane with 10 friends.

The Newtownabbey mechanic's body is expected back in Ireland today.

On Saturday night at Lush in Portrush - Alan's favourite nightclub - DJ Standerwick played a mix of Satellite by Above and Beyond in tribute to Alan. There was also a huge display behind the decks picturing the young man with the message 'RIP Alan'.

Yesterday, Alan's brother Lee posted a message on Facebook paying tribute to his family and friends.

He said: "So proud to call Alan Drennan my brother. No matter what I will always have that bearded raver in my heart!"

Friends of Mr Drennan have claimed he was beaten by Spanish police and sustained head injuries.

His family have requested a second post-mortem examination after the Spanish authorities concluded that he died of natural causes. But the Republic's state pathologist is on standby to carry out a post mortem when Mr Drennan's body arrives in Dublin.

Alan is being repatriated via Dublin because legal regulations prevent this examination being performed in the UK.

According to family sources, it will take six weeks for the results of the second post-mortem to be known.

"This is about giving the family peace of mind and establishing exactly how Alan died," the source told the Sunday Life.

The Drennan family has been helped by the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust - a Newry-based charity that organises the return of the remains of people from Ireland, north and south, who die abroad.

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