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I'll go on hunger strike, vows Rathlin man (76) refused travel on ferry due to lockdown

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Rathlin harbour, where Bertie Curry was told he could not travel on the ferry

Rathlin harbour, where Bertie Curry was told he could not travel on the ferry

Rathlin harbour, where Bertie Curry was told he could not travel on the ferry

A Rathlin pensioner has threatened to go on hunger strike after claiming he was stopped from travelling to the mainland to buy food.

Police were called over the dispute involving the island's ferry.

Bertie Currie (76), who has lived on Rathlin from birth, was spoken to by police after he attempted to travel on the ferry to Ballycastle on Tuesday morning.