Ballymena Wheelie bin attacker Teri Lau found dead in Spain
A Co Antrim man jailed for an attack on another man who was discovered naked and battered in a taped-up wheelie bin five years ago has died suddenly in Spain.
Teri Lau (32), from Dunclug Park in Ballymena, was found dead in the popular seaside resort of Benidorm on Sunday.
In September 2013, Lau was part of a trio involved in trapping a naked party-goer in a taped up wheelie bin left in a wooded area of Ballymena.
Lau was handed a three and a half year sentence at Belfast Crown Court in 2015 following the attack on Adam Robinson.
Mr Robinson, who was 21 at the time, was found battered and naked in the bin by a man walking his dog in Sentry Hill.
He was only discovered when the dog sniffed out the bin, covered with parcel tape, in dense undergrowth.
Two other people were also jailed for their part in the same attack carried out after a "drink and drugs-fuelled party" in Ballymena which lasted for days.
Lau served half his sentence in prison before being released on licence.
A family notice said he was the "much loved son of Bernadine and Kan Tong and loving brother of Shannon, Toni and Barry".
Lau's body is expected to be flown back from Spain ahead of his funeral in Ballymena, but details have yet to be released.