Belfast Telegraph

Down man Christopher Mackin killed in London road accident

By Mark Bain

Tributes have been paid to a Northern Ireland man who died after being knocked down in London.

Christopher Mackin from Rostrevor in Co Down, who was in his 20s, died in the accident last Friday night.

His body is due to be flown home, after a post-mortem, with the help of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

His local GAA club described him as "charismatic" and "friendly".

St Bronagh's GAA, where he was a player, said: "'Chrissy' as he was widely known, was a regular starter throughout his underage football teams and more recently represented the Reds through our senior teams.

"Anyone that knew Chrissy will tell of his charismatic and friendly persona. He truly was one of life's gentlemen.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mackin and Cole families as well as Chrissy's friends and wider family circle."

First Derivatives PLC, where Christopher worked, also paid tribute.

It said: "The board, management and staff of First Derivatives plc offer our sincere condolences to the entire Mackin family, on the passing of our dear friend and colleague Christopher Mackin. May he rest in peace."

Mr Mackin previously worked at Cloughmor Inn in Rostrevor.

The business said it was "extremely shocked and saddened" to hear of Mr Mackin's death.

"Christopher was a former colleague of ours and was a highly thought of, respected young gentleman who was always going to do well for himself," it said in an online tribute.

"A very sad day and a great loss to the community."

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