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Brother of tragic Jordan McConomy: 'There won't be a minute of my life goes by that I won't be thinking of you'

By Claire Williamson

The brother of a 19-year-old man who died following an altercation in Derry has paid an emotional tribute saying "there won't be a minute of my life goes by that I won't be thinking of you".

Jordan McConomy died after an altercation on William Street on Sunday. After the assault, he was taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Police are continuing to question an 18-year-old man in connection with his death.

His heartbroken brother Paul lives in Australia and paid an emotional tribute as he makes his way back home.

He said: "One thing you never expect in life is getting a phone call from your mother to be told that your wee brother has died. The pain that our family is going through is unimaginable, it's something that you never expect to happen to you.

"The voice in my head just keeps repeating over and over "it's not Jordan it can't be, not my wee brother" but it is, and there's nothing I could have done for him."

Paul described his brother as a "true gentleman" who would have done anything for his family or friends.

He continued: "He was taking away from us far to young, he had his full life ahead of him and was doing so well for himself."

Paul said he "couldn't be anymore proud" of what Jordan had achieved and that there was "never a dull moment" with them having many good times together.

He thanked people for their messages of support for his family and said they are helping get them through this time.

Posting on social media Paul said it was "breaking his heart" not to be home helping with the funeral arrangements but thanked those who were helping his mum.

He added: "I love you so much Jordan and there won't be a minute of my life goes by that I won't be thinking about you."

Jordan's funeral is expected to take place at St Joseph's Church in Galliagh later this week.

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